Kamloops has transformed into a city with brazen criminal activity, a homeless population that has exploded, and regular infiltration of community neighbourhoods by “supportive” housing projects. It’s of no surprise that crime follows these facilities. The honeypot effect is real. Build it, and they will come.
BC Housing is a blight on communities. No consultation of substance. Look at their own provincial building on Seymour.
Contributing citizens should not have to walk through urine every time they exit their building’s back doors. They should not fear crime or assaults. Every day it seems the news is reporting some type of criminal activity, or complaints from business owners and residents.
I am becoming more and more cynical about homeless persons. If any of these supports helped, we should presume a corresponding reduction of crime, nuisance and malaise.
I used to believe that supports should be provided to homeless persons. These days I would gladly veto any proposal within city limits if given a voice.