Panhandling Kelowna

Panhandling Kelowna

Postby KelownaCrackinCrew » Feb 26th, 2018, 9:14 pm

Kelowna`s panhandling problem was never solved, the city spent $1000`s of dollars to make signs saying ``Panhandling is unlawful and unsafe`` yet they do not enforce the bylaw. There is a young man I see every day running up and down the highway by Gordon and Harvey, I am sorry but if you can stand on a median for over 5 hours you can get a job. Lazy bums.

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Re: Panhandling Kelowna

Postby Veovis » Feb 26th, 2018, 9:25 pm

I've seen people removed from medians, their markers and cardboard confiscated.

I'd like to see it a lot more however, but I have seen it.
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Re: Panhandling Kelowna

Postby motorhomebabe » Feb 26th, 2018, 9:35 pm

Some of them in front of stores with their dogs, and smoking cigarettes at 27 cents a pop . No sympathy here. Get a job!

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Re: Panhandling Kelowna

Postby Divor » Feb 26th, 2018, 9:46 pm

try close to .50 cents a pop.

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Re: Panhandling Kelowna

Postby Divor » Feb 26th, 2018, 9:49 pm

went to pick up a case of beer today and had a homeless in front of me buying s bottle of vodka with all the change everyone gave him.

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Re: Panhandling Kelowna

Postby Bpeep » Feb 26th, 2018, 9:58 pm

I went from fighting the other two at Cooper and Harvey for prime day time to go fund me.
Much easier, more lucrative, and I can lay at home whilst I make money.
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Re: Panhandling Kelowna

Postby KelownaCrackinCrew » Feb 26th, 2018, 10:00 pm

Tired of bums! I understand many homeless have mental health issues, but in all honesty those young guys out there have no business asking for money. I`ve lived in Kelowna long enough to know the regulars which means they no longer ask me for money as I`ve already given them a few words. Old guy who stands by Costco exit loves his vodka, he used to stand by walmart exit also, he drives a van to his locations.

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Re: Panhandling Kelowna

Postby Bpeep » Feb 26th, 2018, 10:05 pm

KelownaCrackinCrew wrote:Tired of bums! I understand many homeless have mental health issues, but in all honesty those young guys out there have no business asking for money. I`ve lived in Kelowna long enough to know the regulars which means they no longer ask me for money as I`ve already given them a few words. Old guy who stands by Costco exit loves his vodka, he used to stand by walmart exit also, he drives a van to his locations.

Lol. I gave that guy 5 bucks once.
The second I gave him money I realized he was half glued.
Next day he was there again.
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Re: Panhandling Kelowna

Postby Anonymous123 » Feb 26th, 2018, 10:26 pm

There was one the other day at Dilworth and Harvey had nicer boots and a jacket than I can afford. They're not all homeless, just lazy.
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Re: Panhandling Kelowna

Postby Frisk » Feb 26th, 2018, 10:46 pm

Please correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe those who panhandle are not allowed to stay in the homeless shelters. Typically those who are out there panhandling everyday usually have somewhere else to live.
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Re: Panhandling Kelowna

Postby WalterWhite » Feb 26th, 2018, 10:51 pm

Just Google "homeless panhandler has car" and look at the many examples of this often being a rather lucrative form of employment. I seem to recall a story a couple of years ago about there being a group that all "worked" together frequenting the Harvey Ave. intersections. I enjoy simply replying when confronted with - "aw man, I was actually hoping you could spot me a couple of bucks".
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Re: Panhandling Kelowna

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Re: Panhandling Kelowna

Postby Jflem1983 » Feb 27th, 2018, 12:06 am

Anyone meet the old fake german guy whos been trying to get back to germany for about ten years now. Hes tried to hit me up a few times. Only got me the once. Was mighty *bleep* when i called him on it the second time
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Re: Panhandling Kelowna

Postby steve mc » Feb 27th, 2018, 7:54 am

I did panhandle once in the 1970 averaged 40.00 an hr gave money away,right location,look,and story use puppie or child should be able to make big money.
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Re: Panhandling Kelowna

Postby normaM » Feb 27th, 2018, 7:59 am

No but I wonder what happened to the guy used to hang with his buddies on Enterprise drinking coffee all day.
Seems like some places are moving them along - the woman gone from Save On in the Mission.
I'm weaning myself from giving money and now offer to get them a coffee or something to eat instead.
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