Prime rhymes for garbage can times in Alberni

Port Alberni city council's policy of one garbage can per home has inspired a reader to write a poem.

City hall has just decreed one pail per household fulfills the need.

For garbage pickup, yet I say

This is not fair in any way!

A family of one or two,

Would surely find one pail would do;

But when it comes to five or six

In a family unit, what a fix!

Two dollars for an extra pail

Would fill the need and yet I fail

To see that’s fair; It’s clear to say

There is a great discrepancy.

A simple answer’s to be found

With common sense to look around;

The number in a home should so.

‘A pail for every one or two’.

Sam McKimm,

Port Alberni