January 4, 2018
Homeless people say they’re at risk of dying on our streets during this deep freeze — and an advocate says officials don’t seem to understand what to do about it.
Cathy Crowe, a long-time Toronto street nurse, tells The Current’s Friday host Scott Simmie that with one outdoor death reported in December, she doesn’t know how people are surviving.
She says some of the biggest risks are dehydration and frostbite, as well as the cold exacerbating existing health conditions, such as diabetes and heart problems. The ultimate risk, she says, is freezing to death.