This week, the town of La Ronge held its community cleanup program. The spring beautification town clean-up involved both the Town of La Ronge staff and volunteers cleaning up various sites across the community.

“Every year we do a day where we close the office down and all town staff go and clean up garbage and ditches in the town of La Ronge. This year we invited several businesses as well if they were interested to join us in our clean up, so the town staff and several businesses from the town are out on Wednesday cleaning up garbage and beautifying the community,” Michael Fraser, Project Coordinator for the Town of La Ronge said. “Formally, since last year was the first one where the office shut down, this would be the second year, but it’s been going on since before that; it just hasn’t been an event; the office hasn’t shut down before that.”

Many local businesses and groups also did their part in helping to clean up the community, such as Churchill Community High School, Pre-Cam Community School, Piwapan Women’s Centre, Abben Heating, Plumbing, Electric, and Carpentry, Northlands College, and residents from Police Point.

Fraser explained that there were also many donations provided to support the effort, such as garbage bags, gloves, and food. “There were donations of supplies, garbage bags, gloves, and food from Rona, the Co-op, and Visions North that helped make this possible,” said Fraser.

A majority of the town’s clean-up efforts were directed at the La Ronge downtown and the roads nearby, then spreading outward to other areas of the community, mainly focusing on roadways.