‘If I can’t make enough money for mouthwash, I go for hairspray’

Shelters for homeless people are meant to be safe places where street people get a night’s rest.

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Shelters for homeless people are meant to be safe places where street people get a night’s rest.

For those unable, or unwilling to kick the bottle, the doors are often shut.

Now, Thunder Bay, Ont., hopes to clean up its streets using a controversial idea by building a shelter for homeless alcoholics.

APTN National News reporter Tiar Wilson has this story.

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Before moving to become the APTN News social media producer, Mark was the executive producer for the news in eastern Canada. Before starting with APTN in 2009, Mark worked at CBC Radio and Television in Newfoundland and Labrador and Ottawa.