Keep Warfield a jewel and clean up after your pet

"While I am sure most dog owners clean up after their pets, it’s obvious that some do not."

As a long-time resident, I have lived in Warfield from birth until retirement and I take a great deal of pride in our small community.

I enjoy walking and one of my favourite routes is walking down Whitman Way through Emerald Ridge to Webster School and back up Arnold Lauriente Way (the old converted rail bed). Many people take this route to go for a stroll or to walk their dog. Every time I walk up Arnold Lauriente Way I find myself having to avoid dog waste on the path.

While I am sure most dog owners clean up after their pets, it’s obvious that some do not. For those who do not, when your innocent dog does his or her business, use the scoop. This path is used by many, including children playing to and from school. This is a great recreational footpath – not a puppy poop pit!

For those of you who don’t clean up after your pets, I hope this letter changes your practices, and educates you on how to be a better neighbour.

Let’s all do what we can to keep up our namesake, “Jewel of the Kootenays.”

Ken Schroeder


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