Letter: Is this year going to be the same?

I looked to the right and saw grocery buggies, back packs, and mounds of possessions with several transients standing and sitting nearby

To the editor:

On Friday, December 30, at approximately 2:30 p m., I drove two young lads down Bernard Avenue so we could enjoy the Nativity Scene.

There was little traffic so we could drive slowly and enjoy the colourful display.

We turned south on Abbott Street, and then left on to Leon Avenue so we could head home.

To my left, on Leon, I noticed 10 to 12 fellows on the sidewalk just chatting.

I looked to the right and saw grocery buggies, back packs, and mounds of possessions with several transients standing and sitting nearby.

This was near the entrance to the Gospel Mission.

What was of particular interest was the new courtyard.

This was built recently and received the blessings of our civic leaders.

The courtyard would provide safe storage for personal belongings as well as seating in a garden-like sheltered setting while the transients wait for their next meal.

The courtyard was empty.

The snow on the benched had not been disturbed. Any suggestions?

Will 2017 simply go on as previous years?

M.F. Wort, Kelowna