Forget leaning on homeless people and crack down on drug houses

Dear editor,

Having one time been homeless due to circumstances beyond my control, I am quite upset by a few people on Courtenay council.

Dear editor,

Having one time been homeless due to circumstances beyond my control, I am quite upset by a few narrow minded people on the Courtenay council.

To me this is a mean-spirited action against low-income people who are trying to live on very limited budgets and the owners of Maple Pool should be complimented for their efforts to provide places for these people to live.

I firmly believe that the Courtenay council should be dealing with the local RCMP on a another more important and in essence a life-saving matter.

Both the council and RCMP have known for years the location of drug houses in the Valley and have not done anything to close them down or move them completely out of the Valley. Such places as the, as it is known, “crack shack” on Headquarters Road and a place on Sixth Avenue that has had numerous complaints about drug use, selling and fights, etc.

There is even a drug house in an alley next to a day care centre.

So, instead of trying to evict low-income people from their homes, how about evicting the dealers from the Valley? How many more young people have to get hooked on drugs and/or die before something real is done that would help all citizens of the Valley?

So leave the poor income people alone, city council, quit wasting taxpayer money on a mean-spirited and totally uncalled-for lawsuit  and do something worthwhile that will benefit all and remember you are all up for re-election and I personally will vote for any who stand up for all the people, not just a select few.

V. Jones

Courtenay