DEALING WITH the homeless population is one of the toughest jobs there is. I am constantly in awe of those who work on the street with the homeless and how they deal with the most marginal people in our society.
But that being said, there are limits to what we can and should tolerate.
The RCMP have been under a bit of flak for confiscating shopping carts that these homeless people have stolen from retailers throughout the city. They use them for transporting their goods, collecting bottles, whatever. Those carts are important to them. But those carts cost a lot of money. A well-made heavy duty cart costs upwards of $300. It’s a significant cost item.
Doug Collins is the Director of News, Information and Television Operations at CFJC-TV. Doug has been on the air in Kamloops since 1970. He was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Radio-Television News Directors Association of Canada in 2008.