Just the beginning for Parksville

Re: ‘Warehousing’ idea wrong for many reasons’ (Letters, PQB News, March 28)

I understand the concern for 222 Corfield, but I feel it necessary to respond to your concerns.

BC Housing and the ministry worked with the city giving it an option to accept the funds, Nanaimo chose not to accept, we also had that option.

There were three or four information meetings, as you said poorly attended, not the fault of the authorities?

As for community engagement the public meeting was very well attended, I was among the 300-400.

The fact that each possible resident is interviewed using a vulnerability assessment tool in an effect to ensure each person’s needs are matched with the services supplied in the facility, as best as possible, addresses your concern for “warehousing” those in need.

This is just the beginning of what is needed to regain the beauty of our city.

Peter Simkin


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