“Some members of the street-entrenched population” are causing problems. Some of the problem people are homeless, some are addicts, some are mentally ill ... but no one category defines the problem at hand
|Along the beach -- night time in Penticton|
“The issue is not homelessness. Not all homeless people are causing problems. Nor is it drug use...not all drug users are causing problems. Nor is it mental illness...not all mentally ill people are causing problems.”
There is no one single ‘one size fits all’ solution, but there are ideas which can be brought forward, and discussed, in every community across the province. They can be implemented and tweaked, and then perhaps shared with other regional communities, and perhaps through the Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM).
Again, there won’t be a one size fits all solution, but ideas will grow and multiply if we only take the time to look for them.