The Yukon government is working on a community safety plan around the Whitehorse emergency shelter in response to concerns raised by area businesses of increased public intoxication, drug use and violence in the area.
Walter Streit, owner of the Alpine Bakery, next door to the shelter, estimates his revenues have gone down at least 15 per cent over the past four years.
“I feel sorry for the vulnerable people, most of which are really hit hard from their life,” said Streit.
But he added no one is controlling the misuse of alcohol and drugs right around his business. He said he has one employee spend at least an hour cleaning up every day.
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