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Letter: Fear for seniors in area of new homeless cabins

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Fear for seniors in area of new homeless cabins

I don’t understand the council not listening to their taxpayers. I wrote this email to everyone on council except Garry Bruce, he understands the plight of the senior people living in the area of Trunk Road. The area that council approved for the new homeless cabins is used every day by the seniors living in this area; they walk to town to shop and spend their hard-earned money that they worked for all their life. Now I am concerned for their safety when walking by 610 Trunk Rd. A petition with over 600 signatures did not sway the council. Thanks to Garry Bruce for understanding.

I attended the Zoom meeting of the Cowichan Housing Association. I listened very carefully and agreed that the homeless need help finding housing. The idea of a house and three meals a day sounded really good. I agree with council member Brooks, they need a place to live, but right in the middle of heavy residential is not the place.

One question asked the Cowichan Housing Association was are they going to allow drug use on site, the lady answering tried to beat around the bush till a person said “answer the question,” which she said “yes”. That put more fears in the area seniors.

Terry Bialkowski

Duncan

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