The government of Abbotsford has been butting heads with the significant number of homeless that been squatting in a park, taking extreme measures to chase them out of the camp. Last month, the city ordered them to disband and leave the park, only to see them relocate 30 metres away. Such a headache leads folks to thinking, and the idea of portable shelters took root.
CBC News reports that the project is the brainchild of a pastor and the spokesperson for an atheist group. This may sound like the setup for a disappointing joke, but apparently it's not. They did not walk into a bar. They met by chance in a coffee shop and started discussing the homeless issue.
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