Shoreline clean-up

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Heather Latter

J.W. Walker students helped fill up a bag with garbage during the “TD Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup” held here yesterday. Students, along with staff and other volunteers, joined in the annual event which saw 1,500 clean-up sites across Canada and more than 50,000 participants. Locally, the top five things picked up this year were 988 cigarette butts, 453 food wrappers, 233 plastic bags, 184 paper bags, and 98 caps and lids. Some of the more interesting finds included a wallet, a $5 bill, giant bolts, carpet, and duct tape.