Homeless Saskatchewan men offered work by CEO of 360 Crane Services
Charles Neil-Curley, Jeremy Roy arrived in Vancouver after Saskatchewan gave them bus tickets
A Vancouver-based construction company is reaching out to two homeless men from Saskatchewan who arrived in the city on Wednesday.
Charles Neil-Curley and Jeremy Roy made national news when it was revealed they were given one-way tickets to B.C. after one was denied funding to continue staying at a shelter in North Battleford, Sask.
"That's ridiculous to do that. I mean, my heart goes out to them. It's sad," said Jason Stennes, CEO of 360 Crane Services.
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Stennes says he wants to offer them work because, after growing up without much himself, he's now in a position where he can help.
"I'm one of those guys that if I'm at a red light and there's somebody begging for change and he's 20 years old, I offer him a job. I give people a chance. It's just what I do."
It's not clear yet what Neil-Curley and Roy will do in B.C. When they arrived, Neil-Curley said he had a friend in Victoria and was hoping to find work and get a fresh start.
Vancouver Coun. Kerry Jang, who got involved to help them on Wednesday, says the offer of employment is in stark contrast to the bus tickets.
"[It's] just so warm, after the cold, harsh, inhumane way the Saskatchewan government treated these two gentlemen," said Jang.
"It restores my faith in humanity."
Jang says he will try to connect Stennes to the two Saskatchewanians today.