LETTER: Homeless were just moved on

When we read that the city moved the homeless because of health and safety concerns one might think, that’s nice...

When we read that the city moved the homeless because of health and safety concerns one might think, that’s nice, now they’ve moved them somewhere healthier and safer.

But no, they just moved them on. But I noticed that they are back, probably because they have nowhere else to go. It’s funny how society can admire the successful. Those with their manicured acreage that they dump tonnes of beautifying toxic chemicals on each year when those less fortunate that have no shelter, and 10 or so might occupy 1,000 square feet of city property and maybe they spread around a little human organic waste, but they become the vilified ones.

And I’m sure that there are those that wish they would just go away somewhere and die. With help though, who knows what some of the homeless might aspire too. There is a world renowned author, Neal Donald Walsch, who was once homeless in Ashland, Oregon. But in Ashland the city had some property for the homeless to pitch a tent on and provided washroom facilities.

Gary Huntbatch