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About lindaseccaspina

Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda was a fashion designer, and then owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa on Rideau Street from 1976-1996. She also did clothing for various media and worked on “You Can’t do that on Television”. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off on American media she finally found her calling. She is a weekly columnist for the Sherbrooke Record and documents history every single day and has over 6500 blogs about Lanark County and Ottawa and an enormous weekly readership. Linda has published six books and is in her 4th year as a town councillor for Carleton Place. She believes in community and promoting business owners because she believes she can, so she does.

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  1. Pingback: Meet The Guy Cleaning up Carleton Place– One Cart at a Time | lindaseccaspina

  2. I see the Wal-Mart issue and agree it’s not right HOWEVER I do not see a problem with putting out used items for others to pick up from curbside recycling. I live in lanark county and this is something that happens frequently and is supported by many municipalities. So what’s your problem with the reduce reuse recycle philosophy?

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      • When the couch went out four days ago it had all the cushions. The day after someone had taken some. Today my husband took the remaining pillows to the waste site and put stickers on the shell of the couch for pick up… To where you rudely placed your “public shaming” sign. Shame on you for your bullying. Why not try being nice and even slightly non-elitist.
        You are hardly worth the effort to fight and yet I can see you think you are so self important that you will do it to anyone. Shame.

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  3. I’m not sure how a couch on the side of the road, being offered for free, and a photo of a shopping cart in a ravine makes this town a dump. Maybe the person offering the couch for free should have listed it for free on kijiji and waited for someone to come get it? Maybe they should have carted it to the dump themselves? Maybe? But maybe they are crazy busy, and since the garbage truck will collect it, just decided to put it out a few days early in case someone could benefit from it. If it bothered you that much, you could have just called bylaw.
    And as for the shopping cart? unfortunately those idiots are in every town, everywhere in the world. You want to do something positive for your community? Go in and get it. Dont make a rant about it. How does this help anything at all?

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  4. They were away on vacation. It’s been there for four days only. People often put out items before garbage day to be taken for free if people want them. Leaving items for free is no way comparable to dumping garbage, shopping carts etc. You are taking your shaming too far and it has become mean. That is shameful.

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