Back on Saturday, (September 30, 2017) I took a walk down to the Skeena River, just off of Queensway Road, on the Thornhill side, across from Ferry Island, and Terrace, BC, and came upon a couch laid out on the sand. Call it what you may, a sofa, settee, or chesterfield, I call it a couch, it made me laugh, sitting on the shores of the Skeena. You can see it from both the old and new bridges. It sticks out like a sore thumb.
Some would say this is an eye sore, and some would laugh at it, but the question my girlfriend asked was, “I hope they made it so it won’t pollute the river when the water starts to get high.” She is right, this garbage that should not be on the river’s shore. This is like throwing out your garbage out, and worse, putting it out into the public view so everyone can see it when they cross the river into town.
Many who go down to the river’s edge, like to make camp fires, and either fish, or do it for other recreational activities. The couch, it seems, was for such people who would want to sit in the lap of luxury in the middle of the wilderness, but ask this question, would you sit on it after a day’s rain?