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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. This post is about trying to get past that and starting to shift things into a more constructive path forward in conversations that are had, and I provide some tools to help do that.
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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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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!
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Early this morning, we lost another member of our community to the opioid crisis, did anyone know her? My condolences go out to her family and friends, this must be a very difficult time. Through life, you can bet that she faced difficulties that would probably be hard to imagine.