Monday, January 26, 2009

Vancouver Homeless Coming to Nanaimo ?

Are Vancouver Homeless
Being Sent to Nanaimo?

An article in the local daily raises an interesting possibility of the Vanvcouver police employing "quite an aggressive displacement" of homeless people in an effort to clean up that city in advance of the Olympics.

Insp. Steve McVarnock who is in charge of the Vernon detachment of the RCMP told council that other detachments around BC are also concerned about the homeless and transient criminals coming to their towns.

A Nanaimo RCMP spokesman says they have seen no evidence of an increase in the number of homeless in Nanaimo. There are of course new transients coming and going all the time which is not unusual but no sign of a spike in the number of homeless.

Editor's Comment: When Nanaimo has finished it's $40,000,000.00 homeless program I suspect the homeless will find Nanaimo all on their own. Like the popular movie of some time ago claimed "build it and they will come". Caring for the homeless could become a serious industry for Nanaimo.


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