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But the trolls have found another forum on the Star’s Facebook page, where our Thursday column about a shopping cart and trash fouling the fall salmon run in Pickering’s Duffins Creek was a prime target.
“Search the Star’s articles and you will see that they’ve posted about this many times and probably photographed the same cart,” said Derek Ross. “Yet they can’t be civilized enough to do their part.”
“So useless,” said Corey Harrison. “No, let’s take pictures and complain instead.”
“Put on a pair of rubber boots, pick the cart up, remove it from the river,” said Chris Marn.
“Then move it,” said Mallory Nievas. “Duh!”
Joe Pennachetti, who retired last year as Toronto’s city manager and former treasurer, recently sent us a note saying the Fixer is responsible for making the city try harder to improve customer service and do things better.
He gets it.
At 11:42 a.m. Thursday, we got a note from Mark Guinto, who deals with media for the City of Pickering, saying workers had been to the creek earlier in the morning and removed the cart and trash surrounding it.
Verla Talnariu, who reported the problem to us after her complaints to the city went nowhere, emailed at 2 p.m. Thursday to say, “Thank you, Jack. The cart is gone. Not sure what happened, or how it happened so fast.”
Here’s what happened. We did our job. And it worked. Again.
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