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Lions Club hits the streets for a little spring cleaning

Several members of the Minnow Lake Lions Club were seen on Bancroft Drive on Saturday picking up not only littler, but household garbage and a rusted-out bicycle
Minnow Lake Lions Club members search for garbage along Bancroft Drive on Saturday. From left is Joan Kutchaw, Keith Argent, Darlene Wickham and Bruce Kutchaw. 

A team of Minnow Lake Lions Club members were seen along Bancroft Drive wearing reflective vests, lining the road with garbage bags full of garbage.

“This stretch here is really bad,” volunteer Keith Argent told during a brief break from picking up garbage.

A lot of McDonald’s wrappers, fellow member Bruce Kutchaw added.

“It’s a lot of household garbage as opposed to litter,” he said. “Like a milk bag. We’re not all going to Timmy’s to get a milk bag.”

Minnow Lake Lions Club members Keith Argent, Darlene Wickham, Joan Kutchaw and Bruce Kutchaw are seen with some of the garbage they collected along Bancroft Drive on Saturday. Tyler Clarke /

This year has been the worst spring yet when it comes to garbage the two-kilometre stretch of Bancroft Drive the local service club handles, he said, adding a public call-out for people to “Keep your litter in your car.”

The club’s members pick up garbage along Bancroft Drive every spring and autumn.

“We like to give back to the community,” he said. “The model is that we serve, and this is something we can get our hands into and do something.”

The club is one of several that partners with the City of Greater Sudbury’s Adopt-a-Road program, wherein groups adopt two-kilometre stretches of road and commit to picking up litter twice per year.

For more information on the program, including registration forms, click here

Tyler Clarke covers city hall and political affairs for


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