The City of Abbotsford has apologized for dumping chicken manure on an unofficial campground for people experiencing homelessness.
News of the dump broke earlier today in an opinion piece on Abbotsford Today, an online newspaper, written by local homeless advocate James Breckenridge.
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The mental health commission estimates that about 50 per cent of homeless people in Canada have a severe mental illness, with up to 70 per cent dealing with mental health challenges. OTTAWA – Canada should not limit its new approach to homelessness to only people with mental illness or those who are perpetually on the […] Continue reading →
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Social agencies say the freezing death of a man highlights the issue of homelessness in the northern Saskatchewan city of Prince Albert. James Benjamin Roberts, 49, was found behind a Michaels store in a retail district on Tuesday. Read more: We would like to invite you to participate in our forum at www.homeless-oftheworld.com/?page_id=206 Continue reading →