On The Streets in B.C.

“In B.C., the deep, multigenerational issues of poverty, addiction and criminality that feed homelessness are so removed from normal affluent life that the human connection between those who are affected, and those who are not, has nearly been lost,” he writes. “Incidents I came across on the streets of the ‘best place on Earth’ were as distressing as some of the worst instances of suffering I’ve witnessed in war-affected countries. Thankfully, just the same as those countries, the streets of B.C. can be friendly, innovative and beautiful.” – Ryan Fletcher.

I wanted to share with you a 3 part series written by Ryan Fletcher from The Tyee called Living Homeless in B.C. Ryan spent 10 days living on the streets in various parts of the lower mainland and he offers an interesting perspective about what it is like to be homeless in B.C.

*Please note these articles use profanity and speak openly about drug use and crime and may not be appropriate for everyone.*


Photo by Jenn Martin of The Tyee.

“In B.C., the deep, multigenerational issues of poverty, addiction and criminality that feed homelessness are so removed from normal affluent life that the human connection between those who are affected, and those who are not, has nearly been lost,” he writes. “Incidents I came across on the streets of the ‘best place on Earth’ were as distressing as some of the worst instances of suffering I’ve witnessed in war-affected countries. Thankfully, just the same as those countries, the streets of B.C. can be friendly, innovative and beautiful.” – Ryan Fletcher.

I wanted to share with you a 3 part series written by Ryan Fletcher from The Tyee called Living Homeless in B.C. Ryan spent 10 days living on the streets in various parts of the lower mainland and he offers an interesting perspective about what it is like to be homeless in B.C.

*Please note these articles use profanity and speak openly about drug use and crime and may not be appropriate for everyone.*


Photo by Jenn Martin of The Tyee.