Saturday, April 16, 2016

Moose Jaw Times-Herald: A life on the street

One homeless man’s struggles in Moose Jaw and in Sask.

Timothy Hadwen sits at the amphitheatre in
Crescent Park, a place where he often slept.
Lisa Goudy/Times-Herald
By Lisa Goudy

Timothy Hadwen is crouched down with only a backpack in the corner of the amphitheater in Crescent Park.

Even though he’s dressed in at least three layers and a toque, the wind still slaps his body, leaving it with a chill that would last for hours. In his backpack, he has the basic essentials – a few clothes, books, his ID, a bottle of water, usually a book.
The temperature reached +3 Celsius, but the wind gusted up to 46 kilometres per hour.
“It’s not cold,” he says. “The wind is kind of chilly.”
Hadwen glances around the park. “This used to be my home,” he says. “For a month, this was my home.”

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