Letter: A house does not make a home

It has come to pass that Penticton may become the place to live forever

It has come to pass that Penticton may become the place to live forever.

It has been reported that 62 brand new digs are to be built to house the homeless. I imagine homeless people will be flooding into Penticton from near and far, with the hope of filling a homeless space no longer occupied.

I would ask if health care such as doctors, dentists, food and all other things the working stiff pays through the nose is included, as the new tenants will likely want to stay forever.

Perhaps hardworking Penticton citizens, whom have trouble barely surviving payday to payday with few benefits and are getting nowhere, should try the homeless way of life. Perhaps a kennel for the homeless dogs could be considered.

By the way I lived homeless as a child, a house does not make a home.

Tom Isherwood


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