Two young women are going to court to face charges they were going door to door illegally collecting money to help victims of the massive forest fires in Labrador earlier in the summer.
Nothing has been proven that these are the two involved, but if it wasn’t them, then somebody else had their fingers in the slimy scheme.
This has to be the lowest of the low. Using the misfortune of someone else to line your own pockets with a few dollars collected from kindhearted citizens of Corner Brook — how shameful.
Anyone who wants money can easily find a more civilized way of doing it.
For starters, they could pick up a part-time job at almost any fast food outlet in the city.
These businesses are always happy to hire young people and pay them a decent wage.
Sadly, this may have a lasting impact on other legitimate groups that use door-to-door collection to help them do their good work.
Homeowners will, with good reason, from now on be wary about handing out $5 or $10 to anyone knocking on their doors looking for donations.
Attitudes are changing in this province and much of it is not for the better.
There was a time when you could trust your fellow citizens to help those who are less fortunate out of the goodness of their hearts.
Sadly, those days appear to be long gone.