The Probe apartments had it's roof taken off today in a high wind that gusted up to 90km. The damage ended up on the west side on top of a house and damaging a truck parked in the back of that home. The incedent happened about 10am on Tuesday September 29, 2009. 25 people will be sheltered by the Red Cross. No word on weather the building will be fixed. No one was reported hurt in the indecent.
This may bring the amount of low income housing down some if the building is condemned. With the loss of many apartments to fire and construction of the Multiplex in this last couple of years, it is getting harder for low income people to live in Moose Jaw. There is no desire by the city to come up with a solution that I have herd about (nor has anyone I know). It seems they are not interested in the process of caring for those who do the little jobs the more well off people seem to take for granted.
So for now it is up in the aid if the people of The Probe will have homes to get back to. And I am certain there will be no help from the city or province with their problem. Just as there was no help for the two dozen or so that lost their homes to fire last winter.
I live in a lower rent building, that is well maintained. I can afford the rent here, as I get a disability subsidy for my disability. This is the only way I can live here. The rent has gone up twice since I moved in. If it gets too high, I will not have any options left at all that are safe ones. The only other places I can afford are fire hazards and falling apart. The people that I am talking about here are not in a position to pay the rent I am paying. So what of them? Are they just cast off? I pray that they are not.