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A Time of Transition

“Transitions are a time for reflection, and a time for looking forward.” – Roy Cooper, American politician and attorney.

Spring arrived as of March 20th. Spring and fall are known as “transitional seasons” with spring transitioning from winter and fall from summer.

However, every season has a transition, requiring us to adapt. Seasons affect how we dress for the weather, the recognition and celebration of events, how nature appears, and what fresh food choices are available.

As well, every season has something to offer. Spring can be a time of planning whether it be for a summer vacation or an event, such as attending Edmonton’s numerous outdoor festivals and concerts.

When the snow melts, we discover things that have been covered. Unfortunately, some of it is trash, so if you want to plan an event with your neighbours and community you can arrange a clean-up! You need gloves, garbage bags, a broom, and a reacher/grabber tool, all available for a bargain at dollar stores. You can also get a free Capital City Clean Up Litter Kit from the City of Edmonton that includes a safety guide, a pair of gloves, and three garbage bags. Go to edmonton.ca, search “Litter Pick Up Supplies & Events”, and fill out the form.

Living in a clean environment makes life healthier, less stressful, and more pleasant. It can improve the self-image of residents and of the neighbourhood as a whole. Of course, be cautious of sharp objects, like needles. If you find a needle on public property, call 311 and they will arrange for it to be picked up. For private properties, call Boyle Street Ventures: (780) 426-0500. You can refer to the Boyle Street and McCauley Crime and Safety Resources on page three of the paper for more information.

Do what you can for your ability. Our community is historic, original, and beautiful. Let’s embrace and respect it. Every little bit helps.

Let’s embrace the transition of the seasons!

Ian is a columnist with the paper. He lives in the area.

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