To the editor,
Re: Transit exchange will bring crime, Letters, March 1.
To all the people screaming ‘not in my backyard’ about the proposed new transit exchange on Terminal.
Yes, Nanaimo has a homeless/transient/vagrant problem. Let’s do something about it. Let’s do something compassionate and intelligent about it instead of using up all that energy to throw up barriers to protect what we think we have. Let’s help these people. That’s what you need to be carrying signs and picketing about.
I don’t have the solution, but smart people are working this out around the world. Let’s not build fences, let’s build a longer table. And let’s stop plucking people out of the stream as they are carried past, wiping our hands and thinking we’ve done our duty. Let’s go upstream and figure out why they keep falling in.
Beverley Wood, Nanaimo
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