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#2021 DustMagnet

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Posted 31 August 2019 - 10:03 AM

THERE IS MORE TO THE STORY. too bad the reporter never asked any questions.

the reporter also earns minimum wage we should not expect much.

 

At least the reporter is able to work.



#2022 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 31 August 2019 - 10:05 AM

and we paid for that article exactly what it’s worth. $0.

#2023 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 31 August 2019 - 10:06 AM

At least the reporter is able to work.


obviously never suffered a hiking accident in the past decade.

#2024 Love the rock

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Posted 31 August 2019 - 11:28 AM

If I was the reporter I wouldn’t print this story it doesn’t make sense. How can someone who is on disability who can’t work ,has no where to live afford to start a business ?Somethings missing here . She might have to move to a smaller community where her disability cheque will go farther for housing .Feel bad for the kids tho .Parts of this story are definitely omitted .We heard a similar story last year right before school started it proved to be full of half truths .
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#2025 Mike K.

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Posted 31 August 2019 - 11:34 AM

The article states the mother has expanded her housing search to Vancouver, where she currently resides adjacent to her parent’s fifth wheel trailer.

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#2026 Nparker

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Posted 31 August 2019 - 11:51 AM

The article states the mother has expanded her housing search to Vancouver...

This aught to solve her affordability problem.


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#2027 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 01 September 2019 - 03:45 AM

according to this document the bc housing budget has/will increase from $820 million to almost $1.6 billion from 2017 to 2021. 

 

https://www.bchousin...lan-2018-21.pdf

 

Housing subsidies make up the majority of BC Housing’s expenditures, accounting for 78 per cent of the total expenses. These are ongoing subsidies provided to non-profit societies as well as one-time capital grants for new construction or renovation of subsidized housing. Beginning in 2018/19, significant increases to housing subsidies reflect one-time capital grants provided to new projects and the commencement of ongoing operating and support subsidies once the projects are operational. Funding reflects the new projects captured within the 2018/19 – 2020/21 Service Plan period, including 2,000 units of modular supportive housing, 1,000 units of permanent supportive housing for individuals experiencing or at risk of homelessness and/or substance abuse challenges, 800 units of transition housing for women and children fleeing abuse, and 9,200 units of affordable rental housing for singles, families, seniors, and Indigenous peoples.

 

housing subsidies go from $572 million to $1.26 billion.


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#2028 A Girl is No one

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Posted 01 September 2019 - 05:46 AM

Ugh.... the poverty industry is alive and well in B.C. and the future looks even brighter.

#2029 spanky123

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Posted 01 September 2019 - 10:54 AM

^ and yet the more money we pour into affordable housing the more people we have needing services. 

 

If you are busting your butt at minimum wage trying to make a living you are far better off economically to just give up, have a poverty pimp find some disability designation for you and then sit back and collect all of the freebies. Personal pride and self esteem used to prevent people from doing that.


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#2030 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 01 September 2019 - 11:02 AM

^ and yet the more money we pour into affordable housing the more people we have needing services. 

 

If you are busting your butt at minimum wage trying to make a living you are far better off economically to just give up, have a poverty pimp find some disability designation for you and then sit back and collect all of the freebies. Personal pride and self esteem used to prevent people from doing that.

 

i agree with this.  except one part.  almost nobody is busting their butt at minimum wage.  if they are a good worker they will soon make much more money.


Edited by Victoria Watcher, 01 September 2019 - 11:03 AM.


#2031 DustMagnet

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Posted 01 September 2019 - 08:16 PM

^ and yet the more money we pour into affordable housing the more people we have needing services. 

 

If you are busting your butt at minimum wage trying to make a living you are far better off economically to just give up, have a poverty pimp find some disability designation for you and then sit back and collect all of the freebies. Personal pride and self esteem used to prevent people from doing that.

 

Maybe those went out the window with personal responsibility - there's no shame if everything is someone else's fault.


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