https://i0.wp.com/www.peterurquhart.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/words-have-power.jpg?fit=1280%2C853&ssl=1 853 1280 Peter Urquhart https://www.peterurquhart.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/peter-urquhart-logo-300x138.png Peter Urquhart2019-02-15 20:04:082019-02-16 06:31:35The power of words and how they're used makes a big difference
Isn't it time that we start recognizing the importance of that? There sure is a lot of discourse in discussions about homelessness, addiction, and crime happening as a result of the significant crisis we face here in Nanaimo. I can only speak for myself, but I can understand why it gets so divisive at times hearing the extreme ends of the scale presenting views in markedly disrespectful and/or offensive ways - whether they are in support or opposed, or somewhere in between.
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It's of no surprise that the issues around the temporary housing locations along with our significant homelessness issue are causing some serious problems throughout the community. Crime has been increasing throughout Nanaimo for quite some time. Without a doubt there is a concentrated increase in reported incidents in the neighbourhoods surrounding the temporary locations, however it would be false logic to attribute the establishment of the temporary locations as being the sole reason - correlation does not equal causation.
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In its essence, the citizens have clearly made a decision in support of this project - including myself. Yet, I find myself to have a love/hate relationship with this project. Not because of what it is, but because of its designed flaws.
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Today I had an unexpected opportunity to check out the affordable homes at 1406 Bowen Road - there was a birthday party happening there and I needed to help someone get there to attend. I was excited, I’ve been wanting to check out this beautiful award-winning complex for quite some time.
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I would like to thank the Province and all others involved in taking bold steps to assist some of the most vulnerable in our community. I am so pleased and impressed with the commitment to action that the Province and many others have towards addressing the homelessness crisis here in Nanaimo!