Letter: No hard and fast answers to poverty

Editor: How far do we go to protect people addicted to drugs against themselves?

Yes, after saying this, I realize there are families in poverty with both parents working hard to make ends meet. People are in poverty for a number of reasons and there is not one hard and fast answer.

Needless to say, everyone has to find their own answer.

There may be some ways we can aid these people.

I suggest we first of all listen to these people, if they will talk to us, and maybe they will come to an answer themselves.

Maybe we can suggest it to them that there are some ways they can get work. On Jan. 22, 2017, Community Skills Centre opened on Duncan Way, just south of Glover Road. This centre pays you while you learn, helps you with a resumé and aids you to find a job.

Work B.C. has been around for a number of years and provides counsellors who will help people find wrok. Work B.C. is right beside 7-Eleven on 56 Avenue. There is also Triangle, 5724 Glover Rd.

There are some things I strongly suggest not doing:

• Giving the person on the street money. This money will more than likely go to buy drugs.

• Telling them what to do. This will more than likely be taken the wrong way.

Bill Taylor,


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