NEWS BULLETIN FILE PHOTO                                Modular temporary supportive housing is put in place at Terminal Avenue’s Newcastle Place last month.

NEWS BULLETIN FILE PHOTO Modular temporary supportive housing is put in place at Terminal Avenue’s Newcastle Place last month.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: B.C. Housing’s answers inadequate

Neighbouring properties to supportive housing have had many complaints, says letter writer

To the editor,

Re: Supportive housing filling an ‘urgent need,’ Nov. 27.

When the open question forum was up for the B.C. Housing website, I asked the executive director to refute his comments that were posted on your site and other news articles, and provide proof to what he stated about the Uplands Walk as being 100 per cent successful and crime-free, etc., in efforts to appease the public. I know this to be false. And my e-mails and questions I sent to B.C. Housing regarding this on the open talk forum were not publicly posted, oddly since all the other questions were, as well as not answered.

I know that since the date Upland Walk opened, that the neighbouring properties have had many complaints and had to install fencing to try to curb the trespassing and crime. The amount of police calls can also be posted with little effort to the investigator that wishes to post actual facts about this site.

My efforts to confront the executive director and get him to speak the truth have so far failed.

G.W. Henderson, Nanaimo


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