The holiday season is looking jolly -- to say nothing of warmer -- for a homeless Canadian who's lived in a tent by the side of Yellowhead Highway.
Ken Wilde, one of the area’s homeless people, was burning candles to stay warm during winter. CBC News
first met him in October and the Boyle Street Community Services came to his aid this month with a new apartment.
“You could say they saved my life,” Wilde told CBC
. “Yeah, I think I would have died. I don't think I would have made it very much longer.”
Wilde broke his back after falling from a ladder and wasn’t able to work. He eventually fell behind on his rent. He also had a divorced and his son died.
The organisation found him an apartment with donated furniture.
“It’s a tough process because sometimes we’re scrambling to find places at times but we got a whole bunch of people working together to get Ken into a safer place,” outreach worker Aidan Inglis said.
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