And another tale of Christmas cheer from Canada

And another tale of Christmas cheer from Canada December 31, 2015

Inmates in Yellowknife, Fort Smith spread Christmas cheer

Offenders shovel seniors’ properties, deliver hampers and adopt families in need

“There are many things from which I might have derived good, by which I have not profited, I dare say,” returned the nephew: “Christmas among the rest. But I am sure I have always thought of Christmas time, when it has come round — apart from the veneration due to its sacred name and origin, if anything belonging to it can be apart from that — as a good time: a kind, forgiving, charitable, pleasant time: the only time I know of, in the long calendar of the year, when men and women seem by one consent to open their shut-up hearts freely, and to think of people below them as if they really were fellow-passengers to the grave, and not another race of creatures bound on other journeys. And therefore, uncle, though it has never put a scrap of gold or silver in my pocket, I believe that it has done me good, and will do me good; and I say, God bless it!”

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  • The Eh’theist

    The Correctional system in the Territories is very influenced by the Aboriginal Culture up there. Community justice, community rehabilitation. Simply browsing their web site https://www.justice.gov.nt.ca/en/divisions/corrections-division/ it becomes obvious how they’ve prioritized in a way different from most Correctional services in the rest of Canada and the US. And stories like this show that people respond well to the opportunity for rehabilitation rather than punishment.

    Enjoy 2016!

  • Pete the Greek

    That’s pretty cool!