Soup kitchens, homeless shelters don’t degrade our downtown

Last week someone wrote a comment of the Advocate’s website bashing community services that help the less fortunate (the comment was reprinted in the newspaper).

Last week someone wrote a comment of the Advocate’s website bashing community services that help the less fortunate (the comment was reprinted in the newspaper).

Nothings has enraged me more than this individual. This person seems to think that all homeless people choose to be there and soup kitchens and homeless shelters degrade our downtown.

It is pretty sad when we feel arrogant enough to judge others and not have the boldness to sign our real names to our opinions.

Do all people make choices in their lives? Sure, but if the worst thing I ever do is care or love too much — even to those that others perceive as “unlovable” — then I have done my job.

So what if there are those that take advantage? We all have a social responsibility to take care of those that are not as “blessed” as we are.

Beth Anthony

Red Deer

Just Posted

Police investigate shooting at O’Chiese

High-powered firearm involved

Rollover on Hwy 2 near Red Deer

Driver sustains minor injuries

City of Red Deer gets ball rolling on annexing more land

”It’s important we look ahead,” says Mayor Veer

Video: Windows smashed at three Red Deer businesses

Red Deer RCMP arrest man after vandalism spree

NHL stays with status quo as Canada pot legalization looms

As Riley Cote took and delivered countless punches over more than a… Continue reading

Paul Stanley: Kiss farewell tour could include ex-members

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — It won’t be all night, but former members… Continue reading

Judge tosses Stormy Daniels’ defamation suit against Trump

WASHINGTON — A federal judge dismissed Stormy Daniels’ defamation lawsuit against President… Continue reading

Canada open to growing trade with China now that USMCA is a done deal: PM

TORONTO — Canada is open to doing more business with China now… Continue reading

Pot shop raids “highly unlikely” on Wednesday: head of police chiefs

VANCOUVER — Police departments across Canada are fully prepared for marijuana legalization… Continue reading

Campers will be able to smoke cannabis at campsites in Canada’s national parks

Parks Canada says visitors should do their research on cannabis before going… Continue reading

U.S. pot firms urge Trump to deny Canadian producers’ ‘competitive advantage’

WASHINGTON — An American cannabis producer is warning President Donald Trump that… Continue reading

Automated cars could kill wide range of jobs, federal documents say

OTTAWA — More than one million jobs could be lost to the… Continue reading

Most Read