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Vernon homeless shopping carts

Vernon homeless shopping carts

Postby drex1999 » Oct 10th, 2017, 2:42 pm

In Vernon, police are taking shopping carts from the transients and returning them to the stores, one of which lost $15,000 worth of them this year. In Kelowna, they built lockers for the transients to store them in.

Somebody got it right and somebody got it wrong Kelowna

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Re: Vernon homeless shopping carts

Postby gman313 » Oct 10th, 2017, 2:56 pm

drex1999 wrote:In Vernon, police are taking shopping carts from the transients and returning them to the stores, one of which lost $15,000 worth of them this year. In Kelowna, they built lockers for the transients to store them in.

Somebody got it right and somebody got it wrong Kelowna


the stolen shopping carts are a symptom of a problem. Taking them back, setting up storage shelters or anything else related to storage won't solve the problem
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Re: Vernon homeless shopping carts

Postby Catsumi » Oct 10th, 2017, 3:03 pm

The shoppers pay for them in increased cost of groceries. Nice.
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Re: Vernon homeless shopping carts

Postby gman313 » Oct 10th, 2017, 3:09 pm

Catsumi wrote:The shoppers pay for them in increased cost of groceries. Nice.


yep and as taxpayers any damage to public property, cleaning up the urine and feces, increased bylaw and police in the park.

Individuals are stolen from and have property damage as well.

All of these are symptoms - solve the homeless problem the issues noted above almost go away, put a bandaid on the shopping cart problem and nothing changes.
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Re: Vernon homeless shopping carts

Postby gordon_as » Oct 10th, 2017, 4:46 pm

I call BS on the $15,000 loss.
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Re: Vernon homeless shopping carts

Postby gordon_as » Oct 10th, 2017, 4:49 pm

gman313 wrote: solve the homeless problem the issues noted above almost go away,


Solve the homeless problem how ? give them all a place to live ? You will just end up with a list of new problems.
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Re: Vernon homeless shopping carts

Postby GordonH » Oct 10th, 2017, 8:45 pm

gordon_as wrote:I call BS on the $15,000 loss.


At around $800 each does not take much to add up, just google it.

19 shopping carts go missing, you got $15,200

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Re: Vernon homeless shopping carts

Postby oneh2obabe » Oct 10th, 2017, 9:25 pm

Premier Carts model 6240 large metal shopping cart starts at $150 with reduced pricing for quantity orders.

https://premiercarts.com/
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Re: Vernon homeless shopping carts

Postby Chyren » Oct 11th, 2017, 5:49 am

I guess this issue is OUR fault.........
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Re: Vernon homeless shopping carts

Postby bob vernon » Oct 11th, 2017, 6:35 am

If by "our", you mean society in general, then BINGO! If we insist on cutting all the supports for the disadvantaged so we can cut the taxes on the rich, then this is what you get.

Punish these people further? There isn't much else that the world can do to them.
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Re: Vernon homeless shopping carts

Postby gman313 » Oct 11th, 2017, 10:53 am

gordon_as wrote:
gman313 wrote: solve the homeless problem the issues noted above almost go away,


Solve the homeless problem how ? give them all a place to live ? You will just end up with a list of new problems.


i'm going to suggest most petty theft and the stolen shopping carts are being done by the homeless. If they aren't homeless the thefts should go down
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Re: Vernon homeless shopping carts

Postby Dizzy1 » Oct 12th, 2017, 10:46 pm

oneh2obabe wrote:Premier Carts model 6240 large metal shopping cart starts at $150 with reduced pricing for quantity orders.

https://premiercarts.com/

Doesn't matter if a cart is $800, $180 or 50 cents - theft is theft and it costs the businesses, which in turn, costs us money.
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Re: Vernon homeless shopping carts

Postby hillsnvalleys » Oct 18th, 2017, 6:49 am

Businesses shouldn't be expected to supply shopping carts to anyone! These are stolen items! By allowing this, these people will think that if they want something, they can just take it with no ramifications, I would imagine that most of the bicycles were "borrowed " also. The city and police need to follow the laws and bylaws like they do with the people that reside here. My solution to the cart theft problem is for the mission or salvation army to purchase some carts, label them and if someone needs a cart, they can sign it out. This would give the homeless person an option when the police take the carts back. The city needs to be proactive, next year will be far worse if nothing is done.

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Re: Vernon homeless shopping carts

Postby Ken7 » Nov 4th, 2017, 9:51 am

drex1999 wrote:In Vernon, police are taking shopping carts from the transients and returning them to the stores, one of which lost $15,000 worth of them this year. In Kelowna, they built lockers for the transients to store them in.

Somebody got it right and somebody got it wrong Kelowna


I think they need to locate Bubble's chop shop sounds like he's busy strippin carts.
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