By now, many of you will have received a letter in the mail from Anne Kimmitt, People’s Warden, concerning issues around people loitering and using illicit drugs on church property. As indicated in the letter, Cathedral Council wishes to respond to these issues mindful of our own needs as a parish, but also compassionate towards those in our community who are struggling. As part of our response, there will be two Safety Information Sessions offered to interested parishioners and cathedral user groups. These sessions will cover strategies when encountering people loitering and/or using illicit drugs on the property, including: de-escalating strategies and the “wise approach.” The first session is Saturday, December 2 at 10:00 am and the second, Wednesday, December 6 at 7:00 pm. We hope you will be able to participate in one of these gatherings in order to better equip all of us for dealing with what future issues may arise.