It’s great to see that Winnipeg’s city council is tackling the pressing issues of the day. Local politicians are looking to pass a new bylaw that imposes a 120-day limit on roadside memorials—those makeshift piles of flowers, signs and stuffed animals that inevitably gather at the scene of fatal car crashes. City staff originally recommended a 90-day limit, but the council is reportedly leaning toward 120 days. Whether it’s months or four months, the plan still begs the obvious question: what happens if a grieving mother lays a bouquet of roses at the scene of her son’s death a year after the fact? Is a bylaw officer really going to write her a ticket?
Stop honouring the dead
Winnipeg city council wants to curb roadside memorials
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