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Vancouver wrestles with homelessness

Publié par carmion le 02/10/2010

Kim Murphy

"Reporting from Vancouver, Canada - Dawn Bergman was meticulous about preparing her shelter. When temperatures one December night in 2008 plummeted to 22 degrees -- unusually frigid for Vancouver -- she smoothed blankets and a tarp over the top of her large metal cart. "Three times, police and outreach workers stopped by, summoned by reports of someone crying. Didn't she want them to take her to a shelter? No, she answered. Someone would steal her stuff if she left it unguarded on the sidewalk. She borrowed a lighter for her candles, which had gone out. The cop handed her a cigarette too." Read on...
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"Vancouver wrestles with homelessness", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), octobre 2010. Consulté le 25/02/2018. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/vancouver-wrestles-with-homelessness