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Opinion: Tough choice for council

We don’t have enough housing, social services and safe consumption sites to take care of all the people coming here. We are overwhelmed.
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The encampment at the end of Fifth Avenue in Prince George earlier this summer.

I would like to thank all city council members for being on council and having to make a very difficult decision on the homeless situation. I am sure it was not easy.

I watched the end of the meeting online and I felt sorry for Terri McConnachie with drums being banged on while she was speaking. I felt it was threating and intimidating.

She did not bend and carried on. What a woman - so proud of her.

If 80 per cent of the Homeless are Indigenous and from areas like Burns Lake, Quesnel, Vanderhoof, and now Kamloops, why is it Prince George’s job to take in of all the problems?

We don’t have enough housing, social services and safe consumption sites to take care of all the people coming here. We are overwhelmed.

The safety of the taxpayers in Prince George should be our main concern.

What has Dr. Joseph Hermet from Toronto got to do with our situation? His views were one-sided, but now that he is involved maybe he would like to come to P.G. on his own dime and see the other side, like the newly renovated motel that was burned and talk with the brave concerned citizens group that had to put themselves out there because of this problem that is taking too long to fix.

There are two sides to every story, so welcome Dr. Hermet. The North Star Inn has lots of rooms to rent.

Helen Sarrazin

Prince George