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Community support program says goodbye to a good friend

Last week officers of Saskatoon’s Community Support Program dedicated a heartfelt Facebook post after the death of a friendly local panhandler with whom they had a close relationship since the program began in 2012. 181 more words

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Have a Heart

By now, most Americans are coming to the realization that “trickle down economics” do not work, and have nearly obliterated the middle class. The deep tax cuts Reagan set in place have benefited only the… 1,018 more words


Viewpoint: Panhandling bylaw changes seem a short-sighted solution

We are concerned about the proposed bylaw changes to panhandling that a new city council will have to decide this winter.

The proposals are to make panhandling illegal eight metres from the doorway of any business that’s licensed to sell alcoholic beverages, ban it 10 metres away from the doorway of theatres, galleries, performing art venues and parking pay stations. 351 more words


Memory - The First Thing To Go


“Excuse me sir, I wonder if you might have some spare change.”

(Looking down and away all kind of shifty-eyed behind his glasses) He continued: 57 more words


Panhandling and How We Treat Each Other

I live in South Texas in a city with a reputation for helping people. For example, San Antonio set aside a building on Port San Antonio for refugees from Hurricane Katrina. 655 more words


Panhandling: to give or not to give.

He is walking towards me, along the island between the opposite lanes of traffic. He stops several cars in front of me, jumps off the cement onto the roadway, gets close to the window of the driver and starts to gesticulate wildly in the air, occasionally thumping his chest and the cardboard sign he holds against it. 605 more words


Poured Out

It was his first day on his new job. He wasn’t very good at it.

He always saw himself as an entrepreneur. The business owner. The man who made it happen. 608 more words