I am saddened to read of the ongoing opposition to the project on Corfield.
B.C. Housing is now forced to deal with further legalities and delays before there is a hope of getting this project underway. While I understand some people could have made some better choices in life this should not mean that they are now homeless, wet and cold.
Many of us look with gratitude towards this project. Firstly with gratitude that we do not need such a facility ourselves to feel warm and safe. But also because caring, hard-working people have had the vision to get this project started.
We are a caring community that must acknowledge that we do have needy seniors and many people with disabilities, both physical and mental. I cannot even imagine what it would be like to have lived through this past horrific weather week without a warm bed. Or to choose rent payments over medicine or food.
Everyone who needs help is someone’s son or daughter, mother or father, grandmother or grandfather. Life has not gone well for a huge variety of reasons. Others of us are much more fortunate and I hope that those who fear the development can examine in detail what is proposed and feel more at ease with it.
A huge thank-you to all the charity workers we have in this area who work especially hard at this time of year to ensure that even the very unfortunate have some comfort for Christmas.