MEMBERTOU, N.S. — Shane Paul is no longer tenting outside the Membertou band office, in fact the 44-year-old says within 24 hours he had an offer of a house from community leadership. Although, he declined the offer, due to safety issues.
“First and foremost, I am a father and I want my kids to be safe,” said Paul.
He says despite declining the housing offer, the community was gracious enough to set him up with a room at the Travelodge hotel on Kings Road in Sydney.
Paul set up the tent on Aug. 7 demanding the community address the homelessness problem and hire community members first. By Saturday, he was offered a home, but still camped out until Sunday to raise awareness for homelessness in the community. Full story here.