The miseries at Ted Kuhn Towers date back to the 1980s and 1990s. The bed bugs were just as bad back then.
Our home care association provided home care services back then. I was always being informed by the nurses and care aides of the problems relating to these parasites.
I recall calling the city about this problem. They could have done something but they didn’t.
The main responsibility though, lies with BC Housing. There was really no concrete effort by them to rid these bedbugs from the whole building back then.
Good for Mayor Watts for developing a Standards of Maintenance bylaw. She is right – the responsibility lies with BC Housing and the housing ministry to take immediate steps to deal with this issue.
The residents deserve this kind of action now.