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The Homeless of Prince George Receive Support

Sunday, October 11, 2015 @ 4:02 AM

Prince George, B.C. – The issues surrounding homelessness are being brought to the forefront during Homelessness Action Week from October 11th to 17th.

Homelessness is a very real issue across B.C. and Prince George is no exception.  A stereotyping exists that the homeless are single men and women, but the reality is that there are now significant numbers of families with children, senior citizens, displaced workers, young people and low income earners in this sector.

Community Partners Addressing Homelessness (CPAH) believes that most people are homeless because of a lack of available, affordable housing and because they simply don’t have enough income for a home and the basic necessities of life.  And with cold weather not that far off, difficulties faced by the homeless are accentuated that much more.

Several events are planned throughout the week to support the homeless, including the St Vincent de Paul Thanksgiving dinner starting at 11:30 this morning at Sacred Heart.

CPAH is hosting Connect Day from 10 am to 1:30 pm on Tuesday at the Native Friendship Centre.  Connect Day will have information tables hosted by local resource agencies, a lunch, haircuts and photos. In addition attendees can receive a ‘survival backpack’ containing useful items for the colder weather.

The issue of homelessness could come up for discussion at the all-candidates forum at the Native Friendship Centre stating at 7 Tuesday night.

And Thursday will see a pancake breakfast, also at the Native Friendship Centre, beginning at 8 am.


Just wait till all the Syrians arrive… what next?

I think the question should be asked why do we have so many so called Homeless in Prince George??There is more to this City other than missing women and Homeless we need to be discussing a lot of other problems.

The Syrians won’t be bad off. They’ll be given shelter , food and income. It is just our own people who are destitute without help

I have to say, the Friendship Centre hosts some amazing events!!!

Why are we wasting our time talking about killings and people going “missing” taking place in our community, or addressing individuals experiencing homelessness, drug abuse, child abuse, alcoholism or violence. Talking about human issues in general is a waste of time. Let’s talk about crooked lines on the roads, a pipe line or Pine Beetles affecting the economy. Better yet; let’s talk about another country or community all together. Yes; there are other problems but how a community treats and cares for it’s minorities reflects on all. I am curious to hear what is more important than that PG101; I will assume it is more personal in nature.

Calgary Sun—Enough is Enough

Alcohol and drug abuse gang violence… all contributing factors in the crime rate on reserves, lack of parenting , family violence and poverty.
A two-tiered justice system that gives aboriginal offenders lighter sentences or no sentences at all allowing them back into their communities to continue to abuse the same women again and again … often resulting in death as evidenced by the 83% who were murdered by their husbands , a family member or a acquaintance. If you want a National enquiry…it should be on this issue.

So that is what should be addressed in your opinion? Native issues? Sounds good to me ;-) Quoted from the Citizen: Les_Vegas 12 hours ago

You’re taking a fairly well established statistic (most assault victims know there attackers) and extrapolating from that to draw the conclusion that, ergo, most Aboriginal murder victims must have been killed by Aboriginal men because that’s the demographic of familiarity. However, because we’re talking about unsolved murders for the most part, there’s no way to corroborate your assumption. It is an illusory correlation, not the fact that you state that it is.
Besides, let’s say that your assumption is true: wouldn’t keeping Aboriginal women on reserve simply expose them to greater potential threat through enhanced contact with Aboriginal men? 
You see, Stealth, either way, Zimmer’s ham-handed attempt to be “helpful” is ample illustration of his lack of a grasp of the most basic principles at play in a horrific situation in which women in our society are being preyed upon with shocking regularity simply because they are marginalized and vulnerable. If Zimmer’s comments don’t make you sick to your stomach like they do the rest of us, you have a problem.

I would really, really like to know where you got your information from in terms of “aboriginal offenders lighter sentences or no sentences at all allowing them back into their communities to continue to abuse the same women again and again ..” Stats available to all pretty much display quite the opposite.

Subject; Enough is Enough – Calgary Sun

Nothing…. Video unavailable. Try stats Canada; no opinions just statistics. Here is the tricky part though; search more than one statistic; put a small amount of open-mindedness and a dash of empathy and you will see why 2.7 percent of Canada’s population is understandably upset. Look into Helen Betty Osborne… another interesting read: http://m.thestar.com/#/article/news/insight/2013/03/01/unequal_justice_aboriginal_and_black_inmates_disproportionately_fill_ontario_jails.html

https://www.ccja-acjp.ca/en/abori4.html another good read.

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