Halifax businesses aim to start a discussion on best way to tackle panhandlers

MAY 2016 - Rain or shine, hot or cold, panhandler Billy Thornton can be found on the job outside Shoppers Drug Mart on Spring Garden Road.

He’s one of a legion of panhandlers whose presence the city has embraced, or more often wrestled with, for years. And it will wrestle again when the promised streetscaping of Spring Garden Road happens over the next few years.

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