An overturned trash container near Stanley Humphries Secondary School in Castlegar

An overturned trash container near Stanley Humphries Secondary School in Castlegar

Litter and speeding vehicles irk 9th Avenue resident

Local man says he has approached the school, and the RCMP, numerous times regarding his concerns.

Accumulating litter and vehicles driving too fast on 9th Avenue in Castlegar, near Stanley Humphries Secondary School, is getting to be too much for a local resident.

Richard Carlson, who lives in the 600 block of 9th Avenue near the school, voiced his concerns in a telephone call to the Castlegar News on Tuesday, April 9.

Carlson said his mother was “almost clipped” by a vehicle recently and he is concerned police are not doing enough to crack down on speeders.

A staff member of the Castlegar News drove by the area within hours of Carlson’s call. While not much traffic was seen (and no vehicles appeared to be speeding) there were coffee cups, water bottles, wrappers, ziplock bags, juice boxes, fast food containers, orange peels, etc. area around the drop off zone on 9th Avenue in front of the school.

An overturned trash container near the school did not appear to be typical of the general state of the grounds.

It’s a matter of opinion whether or not the amount of litter varies dramatically between 9th Avenue and other streets in Castlegar.

Carlson said he has approached the school, and the RCMP, numerous times regarding his concerns.