What Needs to be Done to End Homelessness?


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An adequate supply of safe, affordable and appropriate housing is a prerequisite to truly ending homelessness in the long term. This includes ensuring that people who are chronically and episodically homeless are prioritized and that systems are in place to enable such persons to receive housing and supports through Housing First programs. In a tight housing market, implementing a Housing First agenda becomes that much more challenging. It is also important to address the supply of affordable housing, in order to broaden access for other priority populations, including women fleeing violence, Aboriginal Peoples, families, seniors and youth, for instance.

Ultimately, addressing Canada’s housing crisis comes down to money, which then begs the question about our national priorities.

Canadian homeowners enjoy over $8.6 billion in annual tax and other benefits. This kind of investment in home ownership is important because it benefits millions of middle-income households.

Spending on affordable housing for Canada’s poorest households however, is less than one quarter of that invested in homeownership, approximately $2.1 billion per year and has declined quite dramatically over the past 25 years.

Ironically, it costs more to ignore our housing problem than it would to fix it. Consider the estimate that homelessness alone costs the Canadian economy over $7 billion per year. While the Government of Canada invests $119 million annually to address homelessness through the Homelessness Partnering Strategy (provinces and municipalities also invest), this is not sufficient to address the problem and as a result has not led to a noticeable reduction in homelessness.

By not investing adequately in housing for the poorest Canadians, health care, justice and other taxpayer-funded costs increase.

Put another way, as Canadians, we are spending more money on people who do not need help compared to those in greatest need. And by not spending on those in greatest need, we are not only creating hardship for many Canadian families, we are creating a considerably larger expense for the Canadian economy.

We can do things differently. In the State of Homelessness in Canada 2014, we propose a robust housing investment strategy that would cost the economy much less than the current costs of homelessness. The key elements of our strategy include the following proposals:



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Got The Fitness Blues? Try These Easy Tips!


Blues ?

Many of us begin on a fitness regimen but few of us follow through and actually reach our goal. Getting fit can be a challenge, but if you have the right motivation and right advice it can be accomplished. This article will help outline some tips on reaching your fitness goals.

If you are going to use a bench, you should always test it first. If the bench is too hard, it may cause a misalignment in your spine that can weaken your arm. Test the bench by pushing a thumb into the padding. If you can feel the wood underneath the padding, find a better bench to use.

Staying active is the key to maintaining ones fitness. Finding what ever exercise one prefers best can help one maintain their levels of exercise and ensure that they stay active. A body that stays active its whole life can age gracefully ensuring that one will stay fit through out their lives.

Workout in front of a mirror. Keeping good form while exercising is very important in order to achieve maximum fitness results. By working out in front of a mirror, you can monitor your posture and stance to make sure that you are performing the exercise properly. Maintaining proper form will help your muscles to build evenly.

Jacques Sayagh

Jacques Sayagh

Fitness can be addictive and necessary in your every day life once you can clearly identify the ways it is making you feel healthier, and an overall more energetic person. Exercising every day just adds to your fitness plan and to your lifestyle. Working out every day can become a part of your every day routine.

A great tip to keep you motivated to do your exercise sessions is to pay your trainer in advance. If you have paid, you will be more inclined to continue with your workout sessions. You will not want to waste your money but not following through. Since your trainer is already paid, it will give you a reason to go work out.

Focus on a plan and stick to it. Working on plans such as a upper body/lower body split can be beneficial to serious fitness because it helps portions of the body rest on off days. Muscles are living cells and grow during periods of intense stress, exercise in this case. This growth, however, requires a rest period; the rest period is an important feature of our body that upper/lower splits make a note of.

A good way to help you get fit is to count your calories. Knowing how many calories you consume a day is key because it determines whether you’ll lose weight or gain weight. By keeping your calories at maintenance level or less, and losing calories through exercise, you’ll be fit in no time.

Having read this article you should now be one step closer to your fitness goals. Knowledge is power, and now you are empowered to actually attempt to tackle your goals. Being fit is no easy task, but now it has been facilitated, so get to the gym and start applying everything you have learned.

Penny Procession Produces Precise Profit Projections Pundit Predicts


The Canadian Penny [RIP]

February 4th, 2013 – a day of infamy as Canada loses it’s copper companion …

Do you ever have days where you wake up, already feeling sick and tired of being sick and tired, and find you are running out of the bargain basement tea or coffee – and to boot you can’t even scrounge together the coin to get another jar, never mind upgrading to a premium blend.

Now, courtesy of our forward-thinking financier elite (who are probably so choked up with currency conundrums that the old “cup o’ joe” doesn’t hit that sacred spot) we no longer have that LCD – the lowest common denominator, the penny.

Part of me (the fractionally crazy part) says – hey great, i don’t know how many times my inner math computer has been defaulting on it’s reasoning functions because of a redundant 1,1,1,1,1, type singularity on the event horizon. What that translates into is that the copper (and especially copper oxidized green) tint to what some would call “the high point of the day – a good cup of tea or coffee” seems to be awash in auburn metallurgical particulates – some may see them as ingredients in a quantum chemical bath that goes into – invisible to all but an alien scientist – our liquid intakes.

What are we going to do with all that copper now that it’s out of the larger socio-economic corpus (sounds like someone was trying to exterminate the little beggars – pun not intended, i’ll say 2 acts of contrition.) Immediately one could say that the melted down copper could go a long way to subsidize Canada’s well-known telecommunications industry…but then you realize everyone’s talking about Wire-Fibre – just as silicate a syndicate as the microchips which cause us to decide on crazy oracular life issues from economics, social-networking, what kind of tattoo to get, among other decisions once left to soothsayers …

All in all it’s nice to surmise that someone out there isn’t going to get the average person to reinforce his averageness through creation of percentile calculations – are we beginning to find that having a nickel as a lowest common denominator may intimate that “Pi” the longest non-repeating repeating number is getting closer to a “zero point” (ya, ya i know we missed the end of McKenna’s *(RIP) TimeWave Zero on December 12th last year – i’ll send a postcard from the edge.

Overall i’m hoping that the ecology of muddy money, perhaps rooted in grudgery and drudgery will begin to shine clear as that silver backed beaver …


Cheemo to you, cup of Joe!

– James

A Cup Of Coffee

One of those favorites for the hard-pressed creative type; morning, noon and night.

Food Banks in B.C.


100 Mile House Food Bank

5693 Horse Lake Rd. 100 Mile House, BC V0K 2E1

T: 250-397-2571   F:  250-397-2579

Email:    bobhicks@bcinternet.net


Abbotsford Food Bank

2420 Montrose St. Abbotsford, BC V2S 3S9 T:  604-859-5749   F:  604-859-2717 Dave Murray Email:    afb@telus.net or   christmasbureau@telus.net

Website:  www.abbotsfordcommunityservices.com


Agassiz-Harrison Food Bank

P.O. Box 564 #5 – 7086 Cheam Ave Agassiz, BC V0M 1A0 T:  604-796-2585   F:  604-796-2517 Laurie Sallis Email:    ahcs@shawlink.ca or   greimer@shawlink.ca  Website:  www.agassiz-harrison.org


Okanagan Boys & Girls Club

P.O. Box 332 3459 PLEASANT VALLEY RD Armstrong, BC V0E 1B0 T:  250-546-3465   F:  250-546-3468 Andrea Schnell Email:   cfedick@boysandgirlsclubs.ca  Website:  www.boysandgirlsclubs.ca


Ashcroft & Area Food Bank

PO Box 603  601 Bancroft St Ashcroft, BC V0K 1A0 T:  (250) 453-9656   F:  (250) 453-2034 Denise Fiddick Email:    scelizfry@telus.net


Barriere & District Food Bank Society

P.O. Box 465 Barriere, BC V0E 1E0 T:  (250) 672-0029 Kim Keating


Bella Coola Valley Food Bank

P.O. Box 22 Bella Coola, BC V0T 1C0 T:  250-799-5588   F:  250-799-5791 Clare Harris Email:    charris@belco.bc.ca


Campbell River & District Food Bank

1393 Marwalk Crescent Campbell River, BC  V9W 5V9     250-286-3226    250-286-3296     Ann & George Minosky email:    ann_minosky@telus.net OR    ann_minosky@telus.net


Arrow & Slocan Lakes Community Services

Arrow & Slocan Lakes Community Services  PO Box 100  Nakusp, BC V0G 1R0  T:  (250) 265-3674          F:  (250) 265-3378

Anne Miskulin 

Email:    amiskulin@aslcs.com


Arrow & Slocan Lakes Community Services

 PO Box 100

 Nakusp, BC V0G 1R0

 T:  (250) 265-3674   F:  (250) 265-3378

 Anne Miskulin

 Email:  amiskulin@aslcs.com


Boundary Community Food Bank Society

Mailing Address:

   7149 2nd Street Grand Forks, BC V0H 1H0

   Clients: 215 Central Ave., Grand Forks

   7419 – 2nd St, Grand Forks  T:  250-442-2800  F: 250-442-2800      


Larry Dickerson

 Email:  boundaryfoodbank@gmail.com or auroraws@yahoo.ca


Bulkley Valley Food Bank Smithers/Houston

P.O. Box 4293 1065 MAIN ST Smithers, BC V0J 1Z0 T:  250-847-1501    F: 250-845-7048 Rick Apperson Email:    rick_apperson@can.salvationarmy.org


Cawston/Keremeos Food Bank

c/o Cawston/Keremeos SDA Church 2334 Newton Road Cawston, BC  V0X 1C1 Ingrid Percival Phone:  250-499-0297 Email:    kere@telus.net


Chase Hamper Society

P.O. Box 137  Chase, BC V0E 1M0   T:  (250) 679-2399        Email:    cjwyld@cablelan.net   Chuck  Wyld


Chilliwack Community Food Bank – Salvation Army

45746 Yale Rd W Chilliwack, BC V2P 2N4 T:  (604) 792-0001   F:  (604) 792-5367 Don Armstrong Email:    careandshareda@shaw.ca Website:  www.salvationarmychilliwack.ca


Chemainus Harvest House

P.O. Box 188 9814 Willow St. (BSMT) Chemainus, BC V0R 1K0 T:  250-246-4816

   Sylvia Massey Email:   sylviamassey@shaw.ca


Clearwater and District Food Bank

741 Clearwater Village Road Clearwater, BC V0E 1N1 T:  250-674-3402   F:  250-674-3402 Patrick Stanley Email:    pandhlc@telus.net


CMS Food Bank Society

2740 Lashburn Road  Mill Bay, BC V0R 2P1  T:  250-743-5242          F:  250-743-5268  Email:    cmsfbank@telus.net


Community Connections Food Bank

PO Box 2880 Revelstoke, BC V0E 2S0 T:  250-837-2920   F:  250-837-2909 Patti Larson Email:  plarson@community-connections.ca

Website:  www.community-connections.ca


Columbia Valley Food Bank

201 – 7 Ave  PO Box 2141  Invermere, BC V0A 1K0  T:  250-342-0850

Doug Leibel


Comox Valley Food Bank

PO Box 3028  1755B 13th Street Courtenay, BC V9N 5N3 T:  (250) 338-0615  Jeff Hampton Email:   comoxvfb@shaw.ca


Cranbrook Food Bank Society

104-8th Ave South  Cranbrook, BC V1C  2K5  T:  250-426-7664          F:  250-426-7610 Jackie Jensen Email:    jackiejensen44@shaw.ca


Creston Valley Food Bank

807 Canyon St Creston, BC V0B 1G3 T:  (250) 428-4166 F:  1-866-460-881 

Doreen Lowe Email:    cvgleaners@telus.net




Food Bank on the Edge

160 Sea Plane Base Rd PO Box 1146 Ucluelet, BC V0R 3A0

T: (250) 726-6909   F:  (250) 726-7543

U: Lorene (Lorry) Foster Email:    fost@telus.net


Fernie – Salvation Army Family Services

PO Box 2259 741 – 2ND AVE Fernie, BC V0B 1M0

T: (250) 423-4661   F:  (250) 423-4668

U: Email:   kyla_mckenzie@can.salvationarmy.org   Kyla McKenzie


Friends in Need Food Bank

#8-22726 Dewdney Trunk Road  Maple  Ridge, BC V2X 8K9  T:  604-466-3663          F:  604-463-1736 Joanne Olson  Email:    director@friendsneedfood.com 

Website:  www.friendsneedfood.com


Fort St.John – Salvation Army Family Services

10116 100 Ave Fort St. John, BC V1J 1Y6 T:  (250) 785-0500   F:  (250) 785-0517 Isobel Lippers Email:    isobel_lippers@can.salvationarmy.org


Golden Food Bank

PO Box 1047 #102 1115 9TH STREET S Golden, BC V0A 1H0 T:  250-344-5608  

F:  250-344-2113 Barb Davies Email:    goldenfoodbank@uniserve.ca


People for a Healthy Community Food Bank

PO Box 325, 675 North Road Gabriola Island, BC V0R 1X0 T:  (250) 247-7311  

F: 250-247-7311 Kathryn Molloy Email:    info@phc-gabriola.org  OR    food@phc-gabriola.org     Website:  www.phc-gabriola.org


Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society

1150 Raymur Ave. Vancouver, BC V6A 3T2 T:  604-876-3601   F:  604-876-7323 Garth Pinton Website:  www.foodbank.bc.ca


Goldstream Food Bank

Canwest P.O. Box 28122  Victoria, BC V9B 6K8  T:  250-474-4443        

F:  250-474-4443 Sandy Prette  Email:    sprette@shaw.ca


Harvest of Hope Food Bank

PO Box 1625  Gibsons, BC V0N 1V0  T:  (604) 886-3665          F:  (604) 886-3683 Maureen O’Hearn  Email:    tsafoodbank@dccnet.com  Website:  www.tsaonthecoast.ca


Harvest Food Bank

P.O. Box 849 7120 MARKET ST Port Hardy, BC V0N 2P0 T:  250-902-0332  

F:  250-902-0613 Cheryl Elliott Email:    harvest9@telus.net


Hope Food Bank

434 Wallace St  PO Box 74  Hope, BC V0X 1L0  T:  604-869-2466  Ex: 403        

F:  604-869-3317 Kim Paolini  Email:    kpaolini@hopecommunityservices.com  Website:  kpaolini@hopecommunityservices.com



Hazelton – Salvation Army Community Food Bank

PO Box 100 Hazelton, BC V0J 1Y0 T:  (250) 842-6289   F: 250-842-6553

Tom Harris Email:  sallyann@bulkley.net  or sallysplace@bulkley.net


Hornby Island Food Bank

Gunpowder 3-1 Hornby Island, BC V0R 1Z0 T:  (250) 335-1629

Susan Crowe Email:   crosusan@yahoo.ca




Kamloops Food Bank & Outreach Society

P.O. Box 1513   171  Wilson St., Station Main  Kamloops, BC  V2C 6L8 

T: 250-376-2252           F:  250-376-0052 Bernadette Siracky 

U: Email:    bsiracky@kamloopsfoodbank.org 

Website:  www.kamloopsfoodbank.org


Kelowna Community Food Bank Society

1265 Ellis Street  Kelowna, BC V1Y 1Z7  T:  250-763-7161          F:  250-763-9116 Vonnie Lavers  Email:   vonnie@kcfb.ca 

Website:  www.kelownafoodbank.com


Kimberley Helping Hands Food Bank

340 Leadenhall Street  Kimberley, BC   V1A 2X6  T:  250-427-5522          F:  250-427-2297 Heather Smith  Email:    valb2@telus.net   randyandheather@shaw.ca


Kitimat Food Bank Society

14 Morgan St  Kitimat, BC V8C 1J3  T:  250-632-6611  Marjorie Phelps      Email:   marjon@citywest.ca


Ladysmith Food Bank

P.O. BOX 1653  721 First Avenue  Ladysmith, BC V9G 1B2  T:  250-245-3079          F:  250-245-3798 Neill-Ireland  Email:    info@lrca.bc.ca 

Website:  www.lrca.bc.ca


Lake Country Food Assistance Society

P.O. BOX 41013 RPOS 3130 Berry Rd. Lake Country, BC V4V 1Z7 T:  (250) 766-0125   F:  250-766-3038 Phyllis MacPherson Email:    pmacpher@shaw.ca


Lake Cowichan Food Bank

Box 1087 Lake Cowichan, BC V0R 2G0 T:  (250) 749-6239  F:  250-749-6239 Cindy Vaast Email:    cowichanlakefoodbank@gmail.com


Langley Food Bank

5768-203 St.  Langley, BC V3A 1W3  T:  604-533-0671          F:  604-533-0891 George Vandergugten  Email:    info@langleyfoodbank.com 

Website:  www.langleyfoodbank.com


Lillooet Food Bank

357 Main Street PO Box 2170 Lillooet, BC V0K 1V0 T:  250-256-4146   F:  250-256-7928 Violet Wager

Website:  www.bcaafc.com/centres/lillooet/

Email:    foodbank@lillooetfriendshipcentre.org


Loaves & Fishes Community Food Bank

1009 Farquhar St. Nanaimo, BC V9R 2G2 T:  250-754-8347    F:  250-754-8349 Peter Sinclair Email:    info@nanaimoloavesandfishes.org


Logan Lake Food Bank

PO Box 196 Logan Lake, BC V0K 1W0 T:  250-523-9057   Monica Oram

Email:    monicaoram@yahoo.com


Lumby Food Bank

PO Box 791  Lumby, BC V0E 2G0  T:  (250)  547-2225 Bruce Mackie

Email:  jandnmackie@shaw.ca


Lytton Community Food Bank

PO Box 87 Lytton, BC V0K 1Z0 T:  (250) 455-2316   F:  (250) 455-6669 Michele Swan Email:   mswan2@telus.net




Mustard Seed Food Bank

625 Queens Ave.  Victoria, BC V8T 1L9  T:  250-953-1580          F:  250-385-0430 Brent Palmer  Email:    brentpalmer@mustardseed.ca 

Website:  www.mustardseed.ca


Neighbour Link Food Bank

P.O. Box 2353 Vanderhoof, BC VOJ 3A0 T:  250-567-9007   F:  250-567-9017 Colleen Flanagan Email:  neigh09@telus.net


Nelson – Salvation Army Family Services

601 Vernon St Nelson, BC V1L 5R2 T:  (250) 352-3488   F:  (250) 352-7373

Yvonne Borrows Email:    yvonne_borrows@can.salvationarmy.org


Nicola Valley and District Food Bank

2026 Quilchena Ave PO Box 2719 Merritt, BC V1K 1B8 T:  250-378-2282   F:  250-378-2982 Karen Flick Email:   foodbank@mail.ocis.net


Oliver Food Bank

P.O. Box 405  Oliver, BC V0H 1T0  T:  (250)  498-4555 Jim Ouellette       

Email:    jimo@persona.ca


Osoyoos Food Bank

6210-97th Street

   Osoyoos, BC V0H 1V4 T:  (250) 495-6581 F: (250) 495-8011

   Lu Ahrendt

   Email:   rlahrendt@live.ca


White Rock & South Surrey Food Bank

5-15515 24 Ave Surrey, BC V4A 2J4 T:  604-531-8168 ext. 229   F:  604-541-8188 Sue Sanderson or Jaye Murray

   Email:   ssanderson@sourcesbc.ca or jmurray@sourcesbc.ca

   Website:  www.pacsbc.com/progr…


Peachland Food Bank

6490 Keyes Ave  Peachland, BC V0H 1X0  T:  (250) 767-3312  F: 250-767-3488 Judy Bedford


Pemberton SSCS Food Bank

1357 Aster Street Box 656 Pemberton, BC  V0N 2L0 Louise Stacey-Deegan Phone:  604-894-6101 Fax:  604-894-6333 Email:    louise.stacey-deegan@sscs.ca

Website:  www.sscs.ca


Penticton – Salvation Army Community Food Bank

2399 South Main St Penticton, BC V2A 5J1 T:  (250) 492-4788   F:  (250) 492-6494 Dorian Polaway

Email:  Pentictoncmw@shaw.ca or pentictonprogramcoordinator@shaw.ca


Powell River Action Centre Food Bank

6812d Alberni St  Powell  River, BC V8A 2B4  T:  (604) 485-9166 Gina Kendrick


Port Alberni Community Food Bank

4841 Redford St Port Alberni, BC V9Y 3P3 T:  (250) 723-6913   F:  (250) 723-6938 Marilyn Burrows Email:    marilyn_burrows@can.salvationarmy.org


Prince Rupert – Salvation Army Family Services

25 Grenville Crt. Prince Rupert, BC V8J 1R3 T:  250-624-6180   F:  250-624-8157 Erica Collison email:   erica_collison@can.salvationarmy.org





Prince George – Salvation Army Family Services

777 Ospika Blvd S  Prince George, BC V2M 3R5  T:  250-564-4000 EXT: 223            F:  250-564-4021 Crystal Wilkinson Email:    crystal_wilkinson@can.salvationarmy.org  Website:  www.tsainpg.com


Quesnel Food Bank

374 McLean St  Quesnel, BC V2J 2N9  T: 250-992-8784 – 250-992-7079         

F:  (250) 991-5189 Jim Vanderheyden email:    jimmyanddebbie@hotmail.com


Quadra Island Food Bank

PO Box 243  Heriot Bay    V0P 1H0  T:  250-285-3888      Teresa Tate  Email:    teresa_tate@yahoo.com


Salmo Food Bank

PO Box 39 311 Railway Avenue Salmo, BC V0G 1Z0 T:  (250) 357-2277   F:  (250) 357-2385 Charlene Bonderoff Email:    charlene@scrs.ca  Website:  www.scrs.ca


Richmond Food Bank Society

100-5800 Cedarbridge Way  Richmond, BC V6X 2A7  T:  604-271-5609  

Margaret Hewlett      Email:    margaret@richmondfoodbank.org or  

info@richmondfoodbank.org  Website:  www.richmondfoodbank.org


Cherryville Community Food Bank Society

412 Sugar Lake Road

   Cherryville, BC V0E 2G2

   P:  250-547-6646  F: 250-547-8944

   Sharon Harvey



Salt Spring Island Community Services Food Bank

268 Fulford Ganges Road Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2K6 T:  250-537-9971 (237)  F:  250-537-9974 Gloria McEachern Email:  gmceachern@ssics.ca OR  jvanpelt@ssics.ca OR safoodbank@shaw.ca   

 Website:  www.saltspringcommunityservices.ca


 Salmon Arm – Salvation Army Food Bank

191 2nd Avenue NE  Salmon  Arm, BC V1E 4N6  T:  250-832-9194          F:  250-832-9148 David Byers  Email:    foodbank@sunwave.net


Share Family & Community Services

2615 Clark Street Port Moody, BC  V3H 1Z4 T:  604-931-2451 F:  604-931-2421 Roxann MacDonald Email:    r.macdonald@sharesociety.ca  

Website:  www.sharesociety.ca


 Salvation Army Mt. Arrowsmith Community Ministries

886 Wembley Rd  Parksville, BC V9P 2H6  T:  250-248-8794          F:  250-248-8601 Rolf Guenther  Email:    pvsallyann@shawbiz.ca


Slocan Valley Food Cupboard

915 HAROLD STREET     BOX 10     SLOCAN    V0G 2C0     T: 250-355-2484  Deb Corbett Email:    officemanager@wegcss.org


Sidney Lions Food Bank

95865 5th Street Sidney, BC V8L 3S8 T:  (250) 655-0679   F:  (250) 655-1130 Bev Elder Email:   fdbank@telus.net


Sorrento Food Bank

Box 568 Sorrento, BC  V0E 2W0 Phone:  250-253-3663 or 250-675-3835 Contact:  Jim Chisholm Email:    sorfood@shaw.ca



Sooke Food Bank Society

2037 Shields Rd Sooke, BC V0S 1N0 T:  (250) 642-7666    F:  250-642-5670

Ingrid Johnston

   email:  ingridjohnston@shaw.ca


Sparwood Food Bank

P.O. Box 682 125D Centennial Sq.

   Sparwood, BC V0B 2G0 T:  250-425-6435 Carol Walmsley

email:  jcwalm@shaw.ca


South Delta Food Bank

5545 Ladner Trunk Rd  Delta, BC V4K 1X1  T:  (604) 946-1967         

F:  (604) 946-4944 Joe Van Essen  Email:   info@ladnerlife.com


 St. Joseph’s Food Bank

32550 7th Ave Mission, BC V2V 2B9 T:  (604) 615-3223  F:  (604) 755-4705

Email:    sjfoodbank@gmail.com John Poston


Squamish Food Bank

PO Box 207 Garibaldi Highlands, BC V0N 1T0 T:  (604) 848-4316

Susan Newman Email:   squamishfoodbank@gmail.com


Summerland Community Food Bank

12583 Taylor Place Summerland, BC V0H 1Z0 T:  250-488-2099  Leventine Adams Email:   summerlandfoodbank@gmail.com


St. Mark’s Ecumenical Food Bank

1109-95 Avenue Dawson Creek, BC V1G 1J2 T:  250-782-2614 Austin Sones


Surrey/North Delta Food Bank

10732 – CITY PARKWAY Surrey, BC V3T 4C7 T:  604-581-5443   F:  604-588-8697 Marilyn Herrmann Email:    execdir@surreyfoodbank.org 

Website:  www.surreyfoodbank.org


Sunshine Coast Food Bank

P.O. Box 1069  Sechelt, BC V0N 3A0  T:  604-885-5881 (240)         F:  604-885-9493 Dale Sankey  Email:    scfoodbank@dccnet.com 

Website:  www.sccss.ca/communityaction.html


The Terrace Church’s Food Bank

4012 Anderson St Terrace, BC V8G 2T2 T:  (250) 635-9670

John Wiebenga email: jawiebenga@telus.net


Tansi Friendship Centre

P.O. Box 418 301 SOUTH ACCESS ROAD Chetwynd, BC V0C 1J0 T:  250-788-2996   F:  250-788-2353 Darlene Campbell Email:    tansifcs@persona.ca

Website:  www.bcaafc.com/centres/chetwynd


Vernon (and Enderby) Salvation Army

3303- 32nd Ave.  Vernon, BC V1T 2M7  T:  250-549-1314          F:  250-549-7344 David  MacBain email:    david.macbain@shawcable.com


Trail – Salvation Army Services

730 Rossland Avenue  Trail, BC V1R 3N3  T:  250-364-0445          F:  250-368-5806 Linda Radtke  Email:    salvationarmytrail@shaw.ca


Westside Community Food Bank Society

2545 Churchill Rd Westbank, BC V4T 2B4 T:  (250) 768-1559  Faith Lanthier Email:    wcfbca@yahoo.ca



Williams Lake – Salvation Army

267 Borland St Williams Lake, BC V2G 1R4 T:  (250) 392-2423   F:  (250) 392-1467 Claudine Kadonaga Email:  claudine_kadonaga@can.salvationarmy.org


Community Harvest Food Bank

301 32nd Street, Castlegar, BC V1N 3S6;  P: 250-365-6440;  Debbie McIntosh;  debbiemcintosh@shaw.ca


Cowichan Valley Basket Society

5810 Garden Street, Duncan, BC V9L 3V9;  P: 250-746-1566; F:  250-746-1566; Colleen Fuller; cvbs@shaw.ca


Eagle Valley Community Food Bank

P.O. Box 777, Sicamous, BC V0E 2V0;  P: 250-836-3440;  F: 250-836-3414; Janet McClean-Senft; evcrc@telus.net;  Website:  www.eaglevalleyresourcecentre.ca


Whistler Food Bank

P.O. Box 900, Whistler, BC V0N 1B0;  P: 604-935-7717; F: 604-932-0599;

Sara Jennings; foodbank@mywcss.org



A Brief Summation – The Paynter Lawsuit

If one party to a case doesn’t appear in court on the proper day at the proper time, the case is normally decided in favor of the other. Before doing so, the judge will verify that the defendant was properly served with court papers and that neither party requested a postponement.

However the RTB a quasi judicial body , not only interrupted the information is favor of the landlord, even tough the landlord corroborated our assertion and testimony that the window lock was defective :

The land-lady stated the the windows had no “ safety latch “ ( those pictured on the blog ) however in a meeting with the landlord on the evening of Dec 19, 2014 on the same evening that I served the RTB papers ( although the case was not hear by the RTB until almost 6 months later ) Mr. Paynter demonstrated what he meant by “ lifted “ in his subsequent testimony , he demonstrated to Brad Finlay and myself Herbert Reid, “ lifted “ = the action of putting your hands against the glass and exerting enough pressure to push the entire window frame up and sliding it back over the “ locked “ window.

The RTB arbitrator Ms. A Holmes did not question Mr. Paynter what he meant by “lifted” because Mr. Paynter did not attend the hearing.

So it would seem that Ms. Holmes was in a rush  to judge against the tenant . We as tenants know that this is not a perfect world, but even poor people have a right to the very basic security mandates issued by the RTB be observed by the landlord who agreed to do so.

Facebook and Censorship

Facebook censors boobs and cocks, but not live murder and in fact Zuckerberg spins it to be a good thing. And all those sheeple follow behind chiming in, “how great it is to be in touch with reality”. welcome to the white man’s world, one of hard core hatred , violence brutality wall to wall, 24 / 7. And it’s a good thing because people are blood thirsty anyway, ad revenues up, it’s all good.

What a crock, white millennials raised on prefab blockbuster fake feelings with a side of sesame street. Zuckerberg rich from nothing but spreading violence and ill conceived ideas, pretending that broadcasting a murder was a ” good ” thing, first the race issue. The Cop who shot the person was not white but Latino , and it wasn’t race it was about Guns, and the psychology and stupidity of people who have, guns or carry guns.

We feel the Cops could get along without guns to, but that’s not going to happen that would be to civilized..

Two Different Justices Both Suspect?

Seven-year sentence for Rasberry for stabbing neighbour 37 times  and Okla. Police Officer sentenced to 263 Years For Raping 13 Women

There are 2902.9 KM between the two jurisdiction’s, it takes 26 hours to drive. Mr. Rasberry alleges that another man tried to rape him, so in self defense he stabbed him 37 times with 3 different knives killing the “attacker”. The (ex) Police officer was convicted of raping 13 women out of 34 accusations.

American Justice is prone to be affected by a popular cause.  In ex – officers Daniel Holtzclaw  case 13 of the 34 “victims” were Afro American females, all of the victims were petty criminals, crack heads, and hookers. But because of their race and past injustices perpetrated by white police officers against Afro American men and women it seems that the jury threw the book at him, I guess for being extremely stupid more than anything else.

There was or is a popular pornographic movie series or “theme” which features police officers getting favors from whores under duress. Mr. Holtclaw must have thought he was auditioning or he was drinking Mushroom tea, because even if, why?  The worst part of it, is that we will never know for sure what went wrong or what really happened , we have the testimony of female crack heads and hookers, black and white. I have never known an honest crack head or whore, or combination there of.

But the disparity in the two sentences brings up an interesting parallel , it seems if a man attempt to rape another man, his life is worth that attempt? This is in the same hemisphere.  White people in the USA are bending over backwards and falling face forward in an effort to placate the past, so much so that it seems that sanity, fairness compassion and understanding is replaced with revenge, but not from a moral standpoint but for appearances sake.

As a former street person myself I don’t believe the women, the cop did something wrong obviously to even be in that position, but I’ve known crack-head female prostitutes and hookers. One I didn’t know asked me for a cigarette one night in Calgary AB, and when I said I had none, she retorted ” I’m better than you anyway, because I’m white and your black ” and when I saw her being questioned by the police

I went over to the blonde female police officer and started to tell her about the encounter and the whore bellowed that I had tried to seduce her and pick her up. I had walked against the light because I was so angry I just wanted to report her. The blonde female police officer gave me a dirty glare and said “you just walked against the light,” and was very antagonistic towards me. I have had that experience with whores and aggression a few times, these women know how to use their gender, that’s what they do for a living, they lie. They use sex as a method to an end.

Something happened but in both cases the stories are dubious, and the outcomes so different. If society is to be ruled justly, then from country to country and territory to territory the laws have got to be fair and distributed evenly, borders not-with-standing, I don’t know why a strong athletic, not bad looking man would want with scraggly ill fed females of the streets, but I know that’s something’s wrong. In both cases, here is where we need an international tribunal of justice. And as the population grows, politicians recognize this, and hence the push toward Muslim dominance.

Islam is a method of control and dominance where-as Christianity emphasizes freedom of choice or “free -will” people will look to sharia law as a good thing, because it is potable and applicable across boundaries and borders..

Am I crazy, maybe? I think not, you can fool some of the people some of the time, but not all of the people every time. The cop whore fetish thing is to well known and I have had females use their  gender against me, and I have seen it done, and it has worked for them every time. I fortunately do not like women, so the accusations are rendered irreverent but only after I’d defend myself. Rape is a crime, making porno about rape should also be a crime. There’s something wrong – maybe myself?  no I know what of I speak. I might add one took place in Calgary AB, the other in Oklahoma, can you guess which where ?






The Illuminati


I’M GLAD I’M NOT THE ONLY ONE that knows, ahh relief , how could anybody really believe that Trump would win anybody over except the extreme morons and they are shrinking in population.

Lets be straight, I let a girl fellatio me in a library at college, but I’m not or was not the president, and even now I won’t lie about it, and then this women that he’s married to ” stood by her man ” did she not slam Tammy Wynettes song once ” stand by your man ” she is so desperate for that office.

If  her pursuit was because she felt she could do a outstanding job I would support her, but shes in pursuit to prove something. The kind of ” white girl ” that climbed the social and political ladder and all in her way be damned.

The world belongs to the 99%, not the 1% !  Why are we still being lead by dynasty’s, Bushes, Kennedy’s, Clinton’s, Roosevelt’s, and then there’s the family’s that you don’t hear about that support all of it. I don’t care what color she is, or that shes a women, she does.   And when you care so much, about being the first or making history that you even support a liar and a cheat to not  rock the boat, that’s too desperate.

Clinton and Trump

the Illuminati

And she can depend on the obedient and subservient black men and women whom hate each other and absorption can’t come fast enough and the stench of the slave ship’s will be forever erased from memory. And Africa will become every-mans homeland because it was never “ours ” as a race.

Lets raise a glass to every Uncle Tom and Auntie out there, we know who we are, we hate ourselves, the only time we sleep with each other is when we want to go slumming.  America will elect that self indulgent cow no doubt, but then who the hell cares about America anymore. Putin is just as strong, and China ain’t afraid either.

America is a dump of loveless bastards and bitches who will fuck their own mothers if it’ll make a buck.  Girls today will shit out a baby in an abortion as fast as any turd, and that’s where we are now, a mean , nasty, cynical, desperate society led by morons, creeps and outright thieves.  From Australia, to the Americas, New Zealand et al the white man rules even if it’s in a black face.

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Old English helpan (verb), help (noun), of Germanic origin; related to Dutch helpen and German helfen.


To beg  is to  ask someone earnestly or humbly for something

I was taught that you had to work for whatever you wanted, now I see  ” fund-me , ” sites everywhere around the net, or maybe it’s not really so many it just seems the media picks and choose which ones to promote . A few years ago, a nurse in a health – care facility, told me well it’s here how I was verbally attacked in the ICU

here: http://www.bchrt.gov.bc.ca/decisions/2006/pdf/sept/464_reid_v_interior_health_authority_and_others_2006_bchrt_462.pdf

I have suffered enough now, all my like I have had to fight this thing, it has consumed my every waking hour for almost 55 years ( I was made sexually active at age 5 by an older girl “puberty age she had hair down there”  

My entire life I have been battered and it was always some how sexually initiated and I have been the victim in the end.  My Dads response ( I loved my Dad , he meant well because he was right, there’s just a way to say what’s right and a way to say it so that it doesn’t hurt ) My Dad was going to hire a hitman to meet me after work ( I was working in the East side ghetto of Buffalo New York  at a KFC ) and shoot me, or was it take me to a vacant lot and shoot me. I was 15 years old and the time, and there was a

bit of gang activity in the city, my father was an intermediary , peace maker in the middle of it, he panicked he had a right to. Now if my son came to me with this issue, I’d accept him first but then ask questions because if you ask the right questions you’ll find that, it’s not cut and dry simple for everybody.Some guys those whom are at first DL , and then totally indoctrinated and others in even more delineated sub group’s, would prefer not to have same-sex interests and in fact have sought assistance in the effort to  address what they see as a character flaw.

I liked girls up until about 8th grade, I got rock hard at the sight of exposed breast ( Children should not be sexualized at that early of an age, it distorts all of life after that ) but then also at that age, afro American Children seem to have been exposed sexuality at earlier ages than white Children, or are all Children sexually curious so young in life.

I look back on my life and it’s almost funny. I started acting out early.  I was 4 or 5 when the abuse started with the baby sitter, when I went to kindergarten on my first day I stole some crayons, and or brightly colored blocks. My mother was livid, she may have hit me a few times, but she made me take them back, I don’t know if I did or not , and I can’t remember, but I do remember that a ” teaching ” moment was wasted and lost forever ? A moment that could have been on of bonding and love turned into one of ridicule and hate. That’s the way I remember my mothers reaction to what I’d done.

I don’t know why I thought I should be able to take those blocks or crayons home, or what would have given me the idea that I had a right to ? That kindergarten teacher at one point had threatened to burn my mittens in I didn’t take them off, my mother had threatened to whip me if I lost another pair, because I’d lost a couple of pair. And it got brutally cold in those Rochester New York winters.

I need justice for me, and I need to make restitution to the people I’ve hurt in my wake, those that have suffered physical violence , and those whom have lost anything because of my actions. I look back and I don’t know who I was , ever I never had an identity, I was always looking from another being.

I have traced back to the first grasp of self being I have, and looked at every year since, and I can’t identify when it all began, when I lost me. I keep hearing this great debate about corporal punishment , but nobody ever talks about the psychological damage that is also inflicted when black mother whips their children. How they hold the belt, switch or electrical cord in one hand  and the Child in the other, the mother then beats the Child with the belt or electrical cord, making the Child hop about in pain and agony, while being called various derogatory names, ie. you little good for nothing black ashy skinned nigger, didn’t i tell you to stop, didn’t I, didn’t I tell you to stop, next time you’ll listen you dirty little nigger, etc, etc, etc…

I need to get justice for myself, because just recently I realized the trauma that I allowed to happen to me, and how that trauma just fed itself throughout my life  touching everything that touched me. I need to hire a lawyer to make some things right before the end. And it won’t matter what people thing my ultimate motive is, I’ve learned the hard way about how many different people there are in the world. ” The  ” hard way ” is letting to many people touch you without any real feeling attached to it, just words and actions void of any real purpose.

In NYC November 28 th 1978 I was walking down 8th , 7th or 6 th avenue on the Westside of New York city, around the garment district. It is deserted down there at that time of night in that era, it’s a no mans land of grey concrete highrises and it was just going into the Christmas season after Thanksgiving , the temp is recorded as being 34 degrees f. I was shivering I didn’t have a real winter coat or shoes, there had been a light snow. I’d arranged to ” trail ” at a restaurant called ” Charley O’s ‘”  so I was freezing but optimistic. I’d just left the place, I guess it was about 5 : 30 – 8:00 pm

( I don’t have the actual court report or police report just the FBI rap sheet )  I was on my way to ” no where I had no place to stay , and I’d been bed surfing, that is however where ever, you hoped for the best above a shelter. Shelters came last. I’d go to a bar and  hang out , and fish if I got lucky I’d have a place to crash, or there was the odd friend who let me use the couch or floor but not many at all in fact none, I had no good friends. I was walking down the avenue, and a white guy came stumbling blind drunk

or so he appeared he had ” bait ” money hanging from his back pocket. I didn’t know that, I just thought here a drunk guy blubbering at me ( he was a good actor )  with money hanging out of his back pocket, even 15 dollars got me a warm room for the night. I took the money and then I felt guilty and was just about to put the money back ( they let me get as far as putting the money back, because they thought I was going to fo back and mug the guy ) but when they saw me putting the money back, they swooped in, about 6 undercover cops.

They had followed a shivering 160 pound skinny young man down the avenue for no other reason than to take advantage of what was an obviously a guy in a bad situation just recently this was reported in the news





 ” it’s not your imagination: the New York Police Department has been planing evidence and framing innocent people all in order to meet arrest quotes.

This comes as an a former New York City narcotics detective, Stephen Anderson, testified in court that the NYPD routinely plants drugs on innocent people. He described this as a “common practice,” a “quick and easy” way for officers to reach arrest quotas.

The practice is known among NYPD cops as “flaking.”

Anderson was busted, along with four other officers, “flaking” four men in Queens back in 2008. He has cooperated with prosecutors, and is admitting that far from a few “bad apples,” this is the modus operandi of the NYPD.

“It was something I was seeing a lot of, whether it was from supervisors or undercovers and even investigators,” Anderson testified.

“It’s almost like you have no emotion with it, that they attach the bodies to it, they’re going to be out of jail tomorrow anyway; nothing is going to happen to them anyway.”

A former NYPD narcotics detective snared in a corruption scandal testified it was common practice to fabricate drug charges against innocent people to meet arrest quotas.

The bombshell testimony from Stephen Anderson is the first public account of the twisted culture behind the false arrests in the Brooklyn South and Queens narc squads, which led to the arrests of eight cops and a massive shakeup.

Anderson, testifying under a cooperation agreement with prosecutors, was busted for planting cocaine, a practice known as “flaking,” on four men in a Queens bar in 2008 to help out fellow cop Henry Tavarez, whose buy-and-bust activity had been low.

“Tavarez was … was worried about getting sent back [to patrol] and, you know, the supervisors getting on his case,” he recounted at the corruption trial of Brooklyn South narcotics Detective Jason Arbeeny.

“I had decided to give him [Tavarez] the drugs to help him out so that he could say he had a buy,” Anderson testified last week in Brooklyn Supreme Court.

He made clear he wasn’t about to pass off the two legit arrests he had made in the bar to Tavarez.

“As a detective, you still have a number to reach while you are in the narcotics division,” he said.

NYPD officials did not respond to a request for comment.

Anderson worked in the Queens and Brooklyn South narcotics squads and was called to the stand at Arbeeny’s bench trial to show the illegal conduct wasn’t limited to a single squad.

“Did you observe with some frequency this … practice which is taking someone who was seemingly not guilty of a crime and laying the drugs on them?”Justice Gustin Reichbach asked Anderson.

“Yes, multiple times,” he replied.

The judge pressed Anderson on whether he ever gave a thought to the damage he was inflicting on the innocent.

“It was something I was seeing a lot of, whether it was from supervisors or undercovers and even investigators,” he said.

“It’s almost like you have no emotion with it, that they attach the bodies to it, they’re going to be out of jail tomorrow anyway; nothing is going to happen to them anyway.”

The city paid $300,000 to settle a false arrest suit by Jose Colon and his brother Maximo, who were falsely arrested by Anderson and Tavarez. A surveillance tape inside the bar showed they had been framed.

A federal judge presiding over the suit said the NYPD’s plagued by “widespread falsification” by arresting officers. “

They made me put the money in my pocket, and kept pinching at the veins with what felt like wire cutters .   It was extremely painful, in life you have to deal with the pain and in turn to inflict pain, sometimes for no reason people make it hard on other people just because they can ? Police-persons are people yet some will do anything to make another persons life miserable, why ? why set vulnerable people up whats the benefit from ruining some ones life because of their skin color and because you can ? I have some legal battles to finish, and in a market society ” fair ” comes at a price .

I was just walking down the street  , I might have gotten a job, I was going to ” trail ” at a restaurant in midtown  ( trailing is an exploitive practice , where you work a night as a waiter taking tables but following a staff member to see if you can handle the job, they might hire you they might not, for some places it was just a way to get ” free” help but if nothing else you got a meal out of it. ) But they had to set me up, and then not only that, they had to make it so it impacted my whole life, why ?

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3,000 People Die In Home Fires

Every year, more than 3,000 people die in home fires in the United States; most of whom are in homes without a working smoke alarm. To prevent these deaths, the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA), a division of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is sponsoring a nationwide Install. Inspect. Protect. Campaign designed to raise awareness about how working, properly installed smoke alarms can lower a person’s chances of dying in a fire

The USFA’s Install. Inspect. Protect. Campaign is aimed at encouraging Americans to practice fire safety by 1) installing and maintaining smoke alarms and residential fire sprinklers, which can help save the lives of

residents and fire fighters, 2) practicing fire escape plans, and 3) performing a home safety walk-through to remove fire hazards from the home. Install. Inspect. Protect. also recognizes firefighters and stresses the fact that the children of firefighters want their fathers and mothers to come home safely.

The campaign is promoting fire safety through a free Campaign Toolkit disc; educational materials; print, radio and television PSAs; children’s materials, community organization-sponsored events and a consumer-friendly campaign Web site.

When both smoke alarms and fire sprinklers are present in a home, the risk of dying in a fire is reduced by 82 percent, when compared to a residence without either. According to the National Fire Protection Association, between 2003-2006, almost two-thirds of home fire deaths resulted from fires in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms.
The USFA offers a few helpful tips on smoke alarms and sprinklers:

1. Place properly installed and maintained smoke alarms both inside and outside of sleeping areas and on every level of your home.

2. Get smoke alarms that can sound fast. The U.S. Fire Administration recommends that every residence and place where people sleep be equipped with both ionization and photoelectric smoke alarms or dual sensor smoke alarms, which contain both ionization and photoelectric smoke sensors.

3. Test smoke alarms monthly and change alkaline batteries at least once every year, or as instructed. You can use a date you already know, like your birthday or when you change your clocks as a reminder.

4. If possible, install residential fire sprinklers in your home.

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