My View: Don’t Let This One Go To Waste!

The insert that's a keeper! (Photo by Joe Barkovich)

The insert that’s a keeper! (Photo by Joe Barkovich)

By Joe Barkovich, Scribbler-at-large.

I’m not one for trash talk.

But hey, something caught my eye today and I can’t let it go without dumping praise on it.

It’s the insert that came tucked inside today’s local newspaper. The insert is Greenscene, published by Niagara Region.

It’s the Winter 2014 edition. What a gift this is for this time of year.

What an eye grabber! Page 1 has all sorts of useful info: Holiday Curbside Collection Changes; Extra Holiday Garbage guidelines; Christmas Tree Collection guidelines and a visually-pleasing Recycle Right – Holiday Guide.

It’s not my bedtime reading of choice, but I can’t wait to get between the sheets to look through it a second time. This eight-pager has everything you need to know, should know and want to know about recycling, “Poly” and “Greycie”, various initiatives in the region, such as programs for seniors and caregivers, a handy dandy infrastructure construction update, a feature on the new look of signalized intersections and more. This is a “must read” for its timely info pertaining to the upcoming holidays and for general info that comes in handy on an as needed basis. Well done, staff at Niagara Region!

Garbage gurus, this insert is definitely a keeper – until the next one comes out. Don’t let this guide go to waste, that would be a shame. Sort it from the rest of those inserts in the newspaper and keep it close by for future reference, you’ll be glad you did. That’s My View, and I won’t be separated from it.

(A former reporter and city editor, Joe Barkovich lives in his hometown, Welland, Ontario, Canada’s Rose City. My View is a recurring feature on the blog.)

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