49895

BC Housing for Homeless for Kelowna okay'ed! Did you agree?

BC Housing for Homeless for Kelowna okay'ed! Did you agree?

Postby aks3n » Nov 29th, 2017, 7:00 pm

Source:
https://globalnews.ca/video/3888726/bc- ... in-kelowna

They are going to be putting in housing for the homeless in Kelowna on Enterprise by Leathead.
I do not have an issue with homeless people, however, business owners in that area were not notified. Nor were the residential community across the highway thru to Ben Lee Park.
There was/is constant issues already in that business area with break-ins and vandalism.
There were dog walkers and trail walkers getting robbed by homeless people on the trail by the creek along Enterprise rd.

Whats going to happen now? Businesses are just going to get more security patrols? So, where are they homeless people going to start roaming? Towards our homes and residential community's in Rutland?

We already have enough issues in this area with car break-ins, theft from properties, among many other things.
What do we do now? Pay extra for home security/cameras? Extra private security patrols?

Just my humble opinion/discussion.

Whats your take on this? How does this make you feel?

PS. Again, I'm not in anyway against homeless people, they need a place to live, but what about the bad apples (sort of speaking) that will effect all of us in this area and can't protect our homes because we are at work during the day, or (now) worrying at night if their is a higher risk of property theft.

I'm only posting this because this got approved, and from what I understand, was not discussed with the community?

hupur likes this post.
aks3n
 
Posts: 3
Likes: 1 post
Liked in: 1 post
Joined: Nov 29th, 2017, 6:47 pm

Re: BC Housing for Homeless for Kelowna okay'ed! Did you agr

Postby bjsilent » Nov 29th, 2017, 7:14 pm

aks3n wrote:Source:
https://globalnews.ca/video/3888726/bc- ... in-kelowna

They are going to be putting in housing for the homeless in Kelowna on Enterprise by Leathead.
I do not have an issue with homeless people, however, business owners in that area were not notified. Nor were the residential community across the highway thru to Ben Lee Park.
There was/is constant issues already in that business area with break-ins and vandalism.
There were dog walkers and trail walkers getting robbed by homeless people on the trail by the creek along Enterprise rd.

Whats going to happen now? Businesses are just going to get more security patrols? So, where are they homeless people going to start roaming? Towards our homes and residential community's in Rutland?

We already have enough issues in this area with car break-ins, theft from properties, among many other things.
What do we do now? Pay extra for home security/cameras? Extra private security patrols?

Just my humble opinion/discussion.

Whats your take on this? How does this make you feel?

PS. Again, I'm not in anyway against homeless people, they need a place to live, but what about the bad apples (sort of speaking) that will effect all of us in this area and can't protect our homes because we are at work during the day, or (now) worrying at night if their is a higher risk of property theft.

I'm only posting this because this got approved, and from what I understand, was not discussed with the community?


There will be another one just up the road from there at a old motel that they are renovating for the homeless as well
bjsilent
 
Posts: 75
Likes: 3 posts
Liked in: 85 posts
Joined: Mar 8th, 2013, 8:34 am
Location: Kelowna

Re: BC Housing for Homeless for Kelowna okay'ed! Did you agr

Postby Jflem1983 » Nov 29th, 2017, 7:27 pm

Is it the old grouse river building ?
We don't reach for handouts we reach for those who are down . "Garth Brooks "

You have got to stand for something . Or you will fall for anything "Aaron Tippin"
MAKE ALBERTA GREAT AGAIN
User avatar
Jflem1983
Grand Pooh-bah
 
Posts: 2943
Likes: 4847 posts
Liked in: 1653 posts
Joined: Aug 23rd, 2015, 10:38 am

Re: BC Housing for Homeless for Kelowna okay'ed! Did you agr

Postby Anonymous123 » Nov 29th, 2017, 7:30 pm

Vacant lot behind the Audi dealer and Speedpro Signs.
We See
We Judge

2 people like this post.
User avatar
Anonymous123
Grand Pooh-bah
 
Posts: 2124
Likes: 1482 posts
Liked in: 968 posts
Joined: Feb 8th, 2013, 4:02 pm
Location: The fine line between reality and fantasy

Re: BC Housing for Homeless for Kelowna okay'ed! Did you agr

Postby voice of reason » Nov 29th, 2017, 7:39 pm

why not use the field beside scandia? there is already a tent town in the back by the creek.the city is bound and determined to destroy the lethead and mc curdy road area.pretty soon it is going to be one big long hein road

2 people like this post.
voice of reason
Board Meister
 
Posts: 650
Likes: 2087 posts
Liked in: 640 posts
Joined: Feb 22nd, 2009, 11:40 am

Re: BC Housing for Homeless for Kelowna okay'ed! Did you agr

Postby aks3n » Nov 29th, 2017, 7:43 pm

Jflem1983 wrote:Is it the old grouse river building ?

Image
aks3n
 
Posts: 3
Likes: 1 post
Liked in: 1 post
Joined: Nov 29th, 2017, 6:47 pm

Re: BC Housing for Homeless for Kelowna okay'ed! Did you agr

Postby Jflem1983 » Nov 29th, 2017, 8:07 pm

What kind of money does one make managing a place like this. Seems there is huge demand for this service. Government tends to pay well and get precious little for results. Just curios. Anyone have any numbers ? Id look it up but that doesnt fit with the theme of lazy homeless people.
We don't reach for handouts we reach for those who are down . "Garth Brooks "

You have got to stand for something . Or you will fall for anything "Aaron Tippin"
MAKE ALBERTA GREAT AGAIN

dirtybiker likes this post.
User avatar
Jflem1983
Grand Pooh-bah
 
Posts: 2943
Likes: 4847 posts
Liked in: 1653 posts
Joined: Aug 23rd, 2015, 10:38 am

Re: BC Housing for Homeless for Kelowna okay'ed! Did you agr

Postby Even Steven » Nov 29th, 2017, 9:42 pm

Jflem1983 wrote:What kind of money does one make managing a place like this.


They might have something against hiring people with checkered past ;)

Jflem1983 likes this post.
Even Steven
Grand Pooh-bah
 
Posts: 2309
Likes: 141 posts
Liked in: 1573 posts
Joined: Mar 24th, 2015, 6:20 pm

Re: BC Housing for Homeless for Kelowna okay'ed! Did you agr

Postby vinnied » Nov 29th, 2017, 9:47 pm

This is just the beginning. as time goes by more and more people are going to be homeless, and its not just going to be your stereotypical homeless person. its going to be your everyday average joe/jane who just can't afford to pay rent, cover bills, and feed themselves anymore. we've already seen so many storeys in the news. the cost of living is getting way out of hand. Just wish someone could put a lid on it

5 people like this post.
User avatar
vinnied
Grand Pooh-bah
 
Posts: 2460
Likes: 74 posts
Liked in: 563 posts
Joined: Jul 22nd, 2007, 9:51 am
Location: The Greater Kelowna Regional District

Re: BC Housing for Homeless for Kelowna okay'ed! Did you agr

Postby KelownaCrackinCrew » Nov 29th, 2017, 10:17 pm

If you can work, if you can walk, if you can talk there is no reason for you to be homeless, unless you have mental health issues. You do what it takes to keep a roof over your head, that is how I was raised, do what it takes by any means to keep a full belly and a roof over your head.

voice of reason likes this post.
KelownaCrackinCrew
Fledgling
 
Posts: 158
Likes: 0 post
Liked in: 119 posts
Joined: Apr 6th, 2017, 12:12 pm

Re: BC Housing for Homeless for Kelowna okay'ed! Did you agr

Postby stevemic » Nov 29th, 2017, 10:31 pm

aks3n wrote:
Jflem1983 wrote:Is it the old grouse river building ?

Image


That is currently Elite Auto And Kelowna Chrysler.
Its the empty lot on commerce behind Audi

3 people like this post.
stevemic
Fledgling
 
Posts: 141
Likes: 15 posts
Liked in: 66 posts
Joined: Jul 2nd, 2006, 1:52 pm

Re: BC Housing for Homeless for Kelowna okay'ed! Did you agr

Postby aks3n » Nov 29th, 2017, 10:53 pm

stevemic wrote:That is currently Elite Auto And Kelowna Chrysler.
Its the empty lot on commerce behind Audi


Your right, my mistake. I apologize. Thanks for correcting me.
Here is the correct area...
Image
Last edited by aks3n on Nov 30th, 2017, 7:21 am, edited 1 time in total.
aks3n
 
Posts: 3
Likes: 1 post
Liked in: 1 post
Joined: Nov 29th, 2017, 6:47 pm

Re: BC Housing for Homeless for Kelowna okay'ed! Did you agr

Postby FreeRights » Nov 30th, 2017, 3:46 am

KelownaCrackinCrew wrote:If you can work, if you can walk, if you can talk there is no reason for you to be homeless, unless you have mental health issues. You do what it takes to keep a roof over your head, that is how I was raised, do what it takes by any means to keep a full belly and a roof over your head.

You're right, but remember that "what it took" when you were raised is a full time job. Now with housing prices in Kelowna and Vancouver, one full time job at even above minimum wage is often not enough.

So really, people now are expected often to do far more than you were raised to for a roof over their heads and food.
Come quickly Jesus, we're barely holding on.

Because_They_Lie likes this post.
FreeRights
Guru
 
Posts: 5532
Likes: 291 posts
Liked in: 1929 posts
Joined: Oct 15th, 2007, 1:36 pm
Location: Vancouver, BC

Re: BC Housing for Homeless for Kelowna okay'ed! Did you agr

Postby normaM » Nov 30th, 2017, 6:09 am

Thanks for posting this, I seldom watch local news.
So they going to run shuttle buses since they warehousing people - no services out there.
The reason solutions can't be found is that we are clumping too many into the " homeless" label.
Don't think yourself as an ugly person... Think of yourself as a beautiful monkey
User avatar
normaM
Walks on Forum Water
 
Posts: 13738
Likes: 1821 posts
Liked in: 945 posts
Joined: Sep 18th, 2007, 6:28 am

Re: BC Housing for Homeless for Kelowna okay'ed! Did you agr

Postby vinnied » Dec 1st, 2017, 1:48 pm

update. looks like the old A&B sound building will open immediately.
https://www.castanet.net/edition/news-s ... htm#213028
User avatar
vinnied
Grand Pooh-bah
 
Posts: 2460
Likes: 74 posts
Liked in: 563 posts
Joined: Jul 22nd, 2007, 9:51 am
Location: The Greater Kelowna Regional District

Next

Return to Central Okanagan

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: djbout, That_Guy, voice of reason and 17 guests