Lumby may grow market

Council has established a policy for graphic wraps on garbage cans and electrical boxes

Lumby’s history could be coming to a trash can near you.

Council has established a policy that calls for all graphic wraps on garbage cans and electrical boxes to use historical images from the community.

“Currently, a few bins are wrapped but there is no policy about what images can be used,” said Coun. Randal Ostafichuk.

“Historical images encompass quite a bit of variety and it helps preserve our heritage. If there is no policy, the wraps can become decorative.”

Electrical boxes and other items in Vernon are wrapped in images from that community’s heritage murals.

The goal of the wraps is to discourage graffiti.

“Future councils will have something to follow,” said Mayor Kevin Acton of the Lumby policy.

“It’s there for consistency but it doesn’t mean we’re going to go out immediately and wrap things.”