Recently Parksville gasoline pricing made it on the TV news as being the highest in the country. This will help tourists take note and think twice about visiting our area.
Now to complement gasoline pricing, there is garbage on the streets, ditches and roads. This garbage is primarily from fast-food operations — paper cups, sandwich wrapping, etc. I have also noticed large amounts of used cat litter in a ditch, empty beer cans, grocery bags, cigarettes butts and packages and other items.
All of this garbage is placed in such a beautiful way that makes it look like art, yes like art. It serves to merchandise the companies displayed on the garbage, stays at the same place for a long time and it makes the city and the RDN area look very welcoming to the many visitors. Tourists are very pleased to see the garbage — it makes them happy. Event planners on a tour will definitely consider the area locations for their next event.
The artists that “work” on this artistic garbage display are very experienced and show a great level of art knowledge. We can only hope that city and RDN managers will be able to view the art and consider the positive impact it has on all.