Hello…..All I am hearing about lately are the problems on Columbia Street and all the issues with housing for the homeless in Kamloops. May I suggest what may be a partial solution.
The other day I was out at Tranquille Farms and was above the train tracks looking down on the area of the farm and noticed how huge this area is. I would suggest the city and provincial government look into refurbishing this lovely spot into a treatment centre.
Instead of the City spending all this money on homeless shelters why not spend the money on rebuilding Tranquille and have the homeless live out there? Make this into a working farm again thus giving men and women work and a purpose. This is where these people would be given a place to live and work and learn to develop a trade.
These people need to have a purpose in life and build their self worth. Instead of society giving to them let them earn and therefore be given a chance to turn their lives around and not feel hopeless. They would be given the chance to feel worthwhile.
From what I understand this place had a hospital, doctors, many suites for people to live in and also they also grew there own vegetables and did there own farming. This would help them help themselves. There would have to be much work done to the buildings but given the location and the tranquility this is a perfect place to be safe and rediscover life, purpose and a future!