Our fastidious town

Early every Friday morning the street-cleaning truck makes its rounds in Shawville. As was the case with this town’s snowplowing schedule, I’m amazed at how frequently it’s being done: in Winnipeg, my suburban street was swept once each year, in spring, to get rid of the accumulated sand from the previous winter. This town is obsessed with cleanliness. Next I’ll be finding out that there’s no litter in the park, either.