The Giver: A community builder in Abbotsford’s homeless community
A WAY HOME: Harvey Clause wants to build a life helping those around him
“My mind’s a bit like the clouds out there right now,” Harvey Clause says, gesturing toward the fog hanging low over Gladys Avenue, when asked how he’s doing. “It might clear up this afternoon,” he adds with a characteristically anxious laugh.
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Frank Wirrell: Govt needs moral compass
Letter to the Editor Abbotsford News
“The saving of our world from pending doom will come, not through the complacent adjustment of the conforming majority, but through the creative maladjustment of a nonconforming minority.”
Martin Luther King jr
For a creatively maladjusted polymath it quickly becomes clear that when people speak of government having a moral compass and integrity they are not actually advocating for a government with ethical standards to which the government adheres, but for a government that take actions they agree with and does not take actions with which they disagree.
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The results of the 2018 municipal election in Abbotsford make it crystal clear that when it comes to progress, dealing with issues instead of paying what ever it costs to ignore issues and change the citizens of Abbotsford make sheep look like foaming at the mouth anarchists.
The May 30, 2018 Abbotsford News editorial “New Weapons Needed” about the continuing death toll taken by fentanyl brought to mind the words “makes clear the writer is part of the conforming majority, complacently adjusted to accepting what society believes – knows for sure – about drug use and related issues.
The problem…….is that what is accepted as known for sure is wrong.
The bold words are taken verbatim from a commentary on the October 31, 2017 Abbotsford News editorial on drug overdose deaths.
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Driving past the rock garden located across the road from MCC’s thrift store on Gladys Avenue on Victoria Day, poetic justice put a cheshire cat grin on my face.
The consequences of the actions, and the failures to act, of the City of Abbotsford, resulted in members of Abbotsford’s homeless community taking up residence at this Monument to Ineptitude.
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