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Letter: Solution: Ban the homeless

To the editor:

I used to live in Kelowna in 1989. Back then we had a few homeless living downtown. Now the city has a fairly large homeless issue.

I don’t even feel safe walking downtown or in the park in the evening and during the day down Lawrence. I was walking down through the park and they were going to the bathroom in the lake by the sails, behind trees.

Shutting down the shelter is not a good thing as they would still congregate in the area. The only answer is to put a ban on homeless people. Do not provide for them and push them out of the city.

Council needs to step up and ban homeless people from living in Kelowna where they take advantage of our free shelters and food.

Beggars downtown ruin the Main Street.

Warren Duff,

Kelowna

 

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