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The Peace Arch City

Managing Our City's Garbage

It seems that no matter where we look nowadays we see clutter of one kind or another. These leftovers are often deemed of "no value" and so they are tossed into the commonly shared spaces of our lives. When we are driving on Interstate 5 we easily see a wide array of folk's extra stuff, enough to fill a couple good sized dumpsters. On a "good day" this visual landscape might include appliances, furniture and even spare car parts. There are also countless recyclable items: cans, bottles, newspapers, junk mail and enough plastic bags to refill all the "check out" stands back home.

This past weekend Blaine hosted the annual cleanup day for our spare rooms, closets and basements that have too much crud for too little space. The city hall upstairs ballroom turned storage loft was over stuffed with everything from past won parade trophies to broken chairs that all went into a huge trash container. City manager Gary Tomsic is an everything has it's place kind of guy and really supports this all neighborhood wide cleanup project anyway he can. His efforts go from gathering garbage, to coordinating labor, to cooking dinner for the day's community volunteers.

When we reach out and embrace our neighbors we see pictures that enhance everyday life in our own international community.


At Peace With Her Life

A Time And Place For Everything

Stopping To Look And Listen

Slowing Down Natually

A Lifetime For Learning

Seeing The Other Side

An Everlasting Reunion

Mother Nature's Direct Line

Nature's Future Shock Today

Licensing Our Language

Faith In Full Bloom

Tell Tale Cattails

Looking For Love

Housing Out On A Limb

Beauty Without Warning

Do Our Expectations Hold Water?

Power Points of Our Survival

A Mailbox For All Reasons

A Persistent Positive Perspective

Everything Is Coming Down

Aging Gracefully

A Man In Perpetual Motion

Peace Arch Police Protection

Touch Stones To The Past

The Not Too Mobile Home

Weathering Our Thoughts

The Missing Meaning of Christmas

Looking Inward To See Outside Ourselves

A New Year Brush Up

Philosophical Roadside Attraction

Surrealistic Seasonal Surprises

Local Artistry in the Making

Compassionate Jewelry

Multi-Tasking Bus Driver

Post Office Princess

Seeds With Enduring Qualities

Being Our Own Chairperson

A Good Place To Finally Rest

The Changing Face of Halloween

Flight Path For The Future

Keeping Everything On Track

Who Put You In Charge?

Giving Our Best Until the End

Pacing Ourselves

Go Soak Your Foot

Sales Blowing In the Wind

Mother Nature's Delicacy

Award Winning Smile

Hearing What We See

Which Way Are We Going?

Future Shock All Over Again

The Family of Man

This Very Special Piece of Land

Lobbying at the Post Office

Possessing The Grace of God

Near Fatal Attractions

Memorialized Thoughts To Create Peace

Thinking While Growing

A Natural Summer Setting

A Moment To Celebrate

Dervish Designs For Peace

Our Schools Down The Road

Managing Our City's Garbage

The Egg and Eye

A Mole Hill Or A Mountain?

The Real Bush Country

The Birds, The Bees and More

Room With A View

Tower of Power

Grace and Vivian

Paws With a Cause

We're Doing The Dishes

Wings of Wealth

Freedom Riders

Life is Learning

Tractors In Love

Signs of the Old Times

Hanging Loose

Nowhere or Somewhere

Looking For The News

If The Shoes Fit

From A Simpler Life and Time

The Vehicle To End It All

Let's Start This Year Over Again

Merry Christmas Helpers

Weaving A Legacy of Love

A Case For Musical Dreams

Helping Homeless Snakes

Solid Waste Warning

Pooch Seeks Family Support

Trees to Live and Die For

Who's Chicken Little?

The Winged Stump

Tom Rutherford

Pont Roberts Free Zone

Trusty Rusty

The Rain Rider

Kevin Haines

Free Pears

Successfully Sold Out

Airmail Boxes

U-Turned No U-Turn Sign

George Langman

The End of the Road

A Sea of Blackberries

Dakota Creek Picnic Bench

Jerry William Duke, Jr.

Eleni, Rick and Friends

George Linn

Peter James Wallace

Harmony with Dieter Schugt

Margaret Westman

Shelley Winder-Yost

Blue The Yellow Lab

Mary Elizabeth Hoffman

Bert Isackson

Joginder and Harmit

Bob Gray

Frederick Chesterly

Hezekiah and Joyce

Sigi and Anna Lisa

Suzy McGlasson

Howard and Kolton

Stanley Stremmler

Myka Beaudry

Gene and Dan

Mr. Gray

Sam The Goat

Seeing The Road of Life Clearly

Richard Clark

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