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Friday, July 22, 2005

UPDATE - Park Problems

The councillor has been in contact with me all week. They had several more complaints regarding the lab and the pitbull which the homeless men have with them. Several families including ours complained that the men were naked and cleaning their genitals in the fountain in front of many children who were in the park and the daycare which faces it. They have been offered help and offered shelter. They have been refusing it. They have been warned the dogs will be taken away from them as they are using the pitbull as an intimidation factor.
I just received an update that two of the three men finally agreed today to going to a shelter but, have not left as of yet.
The councillor's office received hundreds of complaints from the neighbourhood residents and the neighbourhood businesses.
The dog is the biggest issue and the children seeing the men's genitals are also a cause for concern. The men were drunk when bathing and not very discreet about what they were doing. The other great concern was for safety. They were under a massive pine tree where they live currently and lighting fires to heat up food. The concern not only for their own safety but, for the park which is full of trees and surrounding area.
I will let you know what happens. I thought I would update everyone as the situation has gotten better but, only since it got worse.
Someone commented on my NO WALK IN THE PARK blog that she thought I was very self righteous. Easy for her to say as she does not live in this area. She does not have to worry about her dog being attacked or bringing her children there or not be able to sleep at night because the men are so drunk they are yelling at each other and their dogs. Hey! She should let them stay at HER house...there's an idea!
Check all all the comments in the NO WALK IN THE PARK blog.
Anyhow, keep you all posted!

3 Comments:

Blogger Nadia said...

Linda - thanks for this update. Obviously these people living in this park do not want anyone's help. I find it ridiculous that they cannot be arrested on a charge of public indecency! If anyone sees this again, I would encourage them to call the police right away - on the spot! The fact that they are lighting bonfires should also be against the law. This is a park full of trees, for pete's sakes! They could start a fire in a residential neighbourhood - this is only feet away from people's homes.

As for Nicolepoo ... Nicolepoo- talk about being judgemental! When Linda says she was a runaway, believe it. She knows better than anyone that hard work and determination will get you out of a bad situation. These people obviously dont want to change their lifestyle. Oh, and by the way, you make it sound that she is living a "cushy" lifestyle with her dog and in her house. Linda works very hard, and so does her hubby. Their home is typical middle class, like the rest of us. Comfy, but nothing "cushy" about it.

I'm not "judging" you per se, but I will say this Nicolepoo- most people who go around putting down others have some serious insecurities themselves, and need to put others down to make themselves feel better. I really hope this isnt the case with you.

N

2:25 PM  
Blogger Bernadette said...

You go girl!! Please see my comment in regard to poopoo girl's comments.

Love ya!!

12:32 PM  
Blogger Chelsea's Mama said...

Thanks ladies!

12:17 PM  

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