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LIVE: Let’s talk about local homelessness

BELLEVILLE, Ont. (25/01/13) — People decorate their temporary home made by card box boxes at the annual fundraising event Sleep Out! So Others Can Sleep on Friday, Jan. 25, 2013 at Market Square, Belleville, Ont. The cold -12 degrees did not diminish the people's will to fundraise to help with ongoing costs of its four homeless shelters. Photo by Justin Chin [1]

BELLEVILLE, Ont. (25/01/13) — People decorate their temporary home made by card box boxes at the annual fundraising event Sleep Out! So Others Can Sleep on Friday, Jan. 25, 2013 at Market Square, Belleville, Ont. The cold -12 degrees did not diminish the people’s will to fundraise to help with ongoing costs of its four homeless shelters. Photo by Justin Chin

By Erin Stewart [2] and Alisa Howlett [3]

BELLEVILLE – This winter has been one of the worst this area has experienced in a long time and there are people sleeping outside in the freezing temperatures and snow every night.

What should be done? How do you feel about homelessness in Belleville? Are politicians and social services in the city doing enough?

QNet News will be hosting a live blog chat on Wed. Feb. 12, at 7 p.m. to discuss the issue of local homelessness. Belleville city councillor Jodie Jenkins will be joining QNetNews reporters Alisa Howlett and Erin Stewart to discuss this vital issue.

Participation is easy, to join the conversation all you need to do is go to come here at 7p.m. and comment in the stream below.

Read the stories bellow to hear the stories of two men who are in that position.

Related:

Extreme cold hits Belleville’s homeless hard [4]

We need a homeless shelter, city councillor says [5]

Volunteers sleep out in the cold for a good cause [6]