Category Archives: Homeless

Homeless Heroism

From the NY Times LONDON — For Chris Parker, the arena’s entrance area might have seemed like a good place to ask people for money. Stephen Jones had found a spot nearby to sleep. Now, the two men, both homeless, … Continue reading

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Fentanyl, Your Last Train Home.

When I was shuffling around the streets of lowertowm, a smart middle class boy trying to get straight, there were dangers, but none I felt afraid of for myself. There were drugs. Lots of drugs Heroin still took a few … Continue reading

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Justice Delayed: Bus Shelter Killers Get Life

Sometimes it takes a high-profile act of violence against a homeless person to bring the problem back into the minds of those who have become so desensitized to seeing people living on the streets every day, the head of a national advocacy group says. “We want … Continue reading

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The revolution Starts … Here

Lowertown. Ottawa.  Ground Zero.  In the long  sunset shadow of Parliament Hill.  The territory is currently held by the lowlives but under constant yuppie encroachment. The Yups tried to shut done Centre 454  (too close to a brand new condo, … Continue reading

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Call For Posts For Which It Is Highly Unliky You Will Ever Get Paid

I started this blog back when I was on the street, in the Mission computer lab.  Well, not actually ON the street, but close enough.  It has always been a solo thing.  An episodic journal of life in the low … Continue reading

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My Ville Marie – Now and Then

When I was a boy  growing up in Beaconsfield,  the West Island of Montreal was considered the bastion of privilege, the affluent enclave of the anglo, les maîtres chez nous! How things change … Story by By Sue Montgomery, Photo … Continue reading

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Homeless man killed in N.S. bus shelter fire

(I offer this without comment in its entirety – Drak) CTVNews.ca Staff Published Saturday, October 26, 2013 11:18AM EDT Last Updated Saturday, October 26, 2013 9:32PM EDT A vigil was held Saturday evening for a homeless man who was killed … Continue reading

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