By David Gutnick, CBC News, January 7, 2018
It’s 6 p.m. on a cold Friday evening. Outside, the temperature hovers around -20 C.
Eight women sit in a circle in a bare-bones office in a nondescript building on 5th Avenue in downtown Regina, smack in the middle of a neighbourhood called North Central. Eleven thousand residents live in the surrounding blocks, in rundown apartment buildings and small houses on tiny lots, squeezed in between two sets of railway tracks. Read the rest of this entry
Volunteers now patrol some of city’s toughest streets
By Martha Troian, CBC News, November 30, 2016
Jennifer Roulette knows what it feels like to live in poverty and to lose her home, all while being a single mom.
The 33-year-old Winnipeg mother of four says she can relate to the people on the street whom she now spends her time helping.
Roulette is part of the Mama Bear Clan, a group of volunteers keeping an eye on the street and its people. Read the rest of this entry