In Labrador, those caring for a town’s homeless population face backlash, criticism

 By Sarah Smellie THE CANADIAN PRESS HAPPY VALLEY-GOOSE BAY, N.L.-On a recent spring day in a sandy church parking lot in Labrador, Vanessa Hamel stopped mid-sentence to lean out of a food truck window and wave to an approaching group of people. “Whaddaya doin’?” she sang out to them, laughing. They waved and laughed back. She pulled her head back into the truck — the local Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster Relief Vehicle — and began gathering up bags of ham sandwiches, juices and snacks to hand out to them. They’re homeless and they sometimes get extra, said Hamel, who is a community outreach worker with the church. A church offering food to those who can’t afford it is generally unremarkable. But in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, N.L., it’s become controversial. Among…

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