There’s no good time of year to be homeless, in Whalley or anywhere else.

Activists who work with the homeless say that there isn’t enough being done to bring these people out of the cycle that keeps them on the street, or to care for them while they’re exposed to the elements.

The winter months present obvious problems for those on the streets, but the summertime can be just as brutal. This past summer, Surrey-based activist Erin Schulte has been fighting for the installation of a temporary water fountain on 135a Street in the heart of Whalley to help protect homeless citizens from the effects of heat stroke and dehydration. Unlike those of us with regular access to shelter, they are left exposed to extreme conditions.