Letter: Homeless in Langley… so what?

There's a lack of empathy towards local homeless, these days, writes Joni Outlaw.

Dear Editor,

As a member of our community, I would like to think I lived in a town with compassion.

Yet on a day-to day basis, I see people caring less about those who are not so fortunate.

In regards to Langley’s homelessness issue, the only way things will change is with the communities help.

Why is there such a stigma around the homeless?

I often hear “taxpayers” don’t want their money going towards someone else’s problem. What about the $249,000 already spent this year?

Why not spend it on the solution’s instead of the problems, for example, on housing first projects instead of vandalism, etc.?

It seems so many paint a picture of those who “choose” to be homeless, when most don’t have a choice.

Does that picture include seniors, the disabled, the ones with jobs or better yet the veterans?

The ones who were courageous enough to fight  for our country?

The community can do such great things when we support each other.

Instead, some people feel like refugees in the country in which they were born.

Where has your compassion gone, Langley?

Why is it that some lives matter more than others?

Joni Outlaw, Langley

Just Posted

UPDATE: Police raid Langley home in search for murder suspect Teixeira

Several law enforcement agencies were at a Willoughby home, hunting for a man charged with murder.

VIDEO: Young Langley singer shoots to dethrone veteran musician

Winners will be announced Oct. 21 at the Hard Rock Casino, and several Langley artists are hopefuls.

Langley City looking for public input before re-doing Fraser Highway section

The One-Way section is the City’s main retail area and is slated for refurbishment.

Mounties need help finding Langley woman

Familiy haven’t spoken to Megan Terpsma much since June 2017, and concerned for her well-being.

Throwback Thursday: Does anyone remember what this tumbedown building was originally?

Can you help us identify this decrepit building, or provide it with an appropriate caption?

Watch out for Pavement Patty: Drivers warned outside B.C. elementary school

New survey reveals unsafe school zones during 2018 back-to-school week

GOP pushing forward for Kavanaugh, accuser wants ‘fairness’

Kavanaugh has denied al allegations of sexual misconduct

Kodiaks claw back but fall 3-4 to Wolf Pack

Four losses in five games for Aldergrove’s Junior B hockey squad

Lower Mainland woman sets Grouse Grind record

Madison Sands sets a new best time on Vancouver’s fitness landmark

Tent city campers now allowed to stay in B.C. provincial park

Contrary to earlier reports, Ministry of Environment says there is no deadline for campers to leave Greater Victoria camp site

Bus company vies to replace Greyhound in Kamloops to Vancouver, Kelowna

Alberta-based Ebus applies to the Passenger Transportation Board to replace Greyhound

Former VP of lululemon joins B.C. cannabis cultivation facility

Kerry Biggs will be the Chief Financial Officer of True Leaf, in Lumby

Could cannabis help keep people in B.C. on treatment for opioid addiction?

People on opioid agonist treatment face lower risks of overdosing, BC Centre on Substance Use says

Around the BCHL – Trail Smoke Eater grad to captain NCAA Michigan Tech Huskies

Around the BCHL is a regular look at the BCHL and goings-on throughout the junior A world.

Most Read