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Canada‘She was wonderful’: Friends hold vigil for Toronto woman who died in donation bin

08:55  11 january  2019
08:55  11 january  2019 Source:   globalnews.ca

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Prof hopes students' ideas will prevent bin deaths VANCOUVER - At least seven Canadians have died after getting stuck in clothing donation bins and the latest fatality has prompted an advocate to call for the "death traps" to be immediately fixed or removed. A 34-year-old man was found lodged in a bin in West Vancouver on Sunday, the fifth person in the province to die the same way since 2015. Last November, a 32-year-old man was discovered dead inside a donation box in Cambridge, Ont., and a man in his 20s died in a similar container in Calgary in July 2017.

A Toronto woman died Tuesday after she became trapped in a donation bin . Friends have since identified the woman as 35-year-old Crystal Papineau. She becomes the eight Canadian to Being held upside down for long periods can the victim can asphyxiate from the pressure of their organs

A woman who died after being found without vital signs, partially inside a Toronto clothing donation bin , was remembered by friends as a " She was a lovely human being ," O'Connell told CBC. " We ' re all just devastated. Everyone here knew her ." Two other women who knew Chrystal said she had

‘She was wonderful’: Friends hold vigil for Toronto woman who died in donation bin© Image: Kamil Karamali/Global News

Dozens of people gathered with candles, flowers and picture collages Thursday night in the back alley of Toronto's Bloorcourt Village neighbourhood, where a clothing donation bin used to sit.

Crystal Papineau, 35, is being remembered by friends in the same place she died just two days ago.

Papineau died Tuesday morning when she became trapped inside the clothing donation bin located behind a building near Bloor Street W and Dovercourt Road. Police say half of her body was still sticking out of the bin when emergency crews tried to save her.

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Donation bins sealed, removed after death VANCOUVER - A municipality and a non-profit foundation in British Columbia are shutting down clothing donation bins and looking at options to either make them more secure or remove them following the recent death of a man. The District of West Vancouver says it is closing the bins in the community to ensure another tragedy doesn't happen again. A 34-year-old Vancouver man was found stuck in the opening of a donation bin near Ambleside Park in West Vancouver on Sunday and he couldn't be revived by paramedics. Inclusion BC says the non-profit foundation and its member agencies have decided to remove 146 bins that are in place in different parts of the province.

Woman who died trapped in Toronto donation bin lived tough life, friends say. On Tuesday, two women who knew Chrystal suggested she was likely trying to find some warm clothing when Maria Ventura said the woman who became trapped in a clothing bin and died often struggled to find a

A woman who died after becoming trapped in a donation box in the city's Bloorcourt Village neighbourhood early Tuesday morning often went to retrieve items She was without vital signs when firefighters managed to pull her from the bin. Despite efforts to resuscitate her , she died at the scene.

"She was wonderful, she was funny, she was generous, she was kind," said Patricia O'Connell with Sistering, a not-for-profit agency serving Toronto's most vulnerable women.

"She was compassionate and she was a great friend to the other women."

Friends at her vigil said she was homeless and frequently depended on the city's women's shelters.

"She was very outgoing and had a lot of love other people and always saw the optimistic side of things," said Victoria James, who calls herself Papineau's best friend.

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She adds that Papineau used to frequently take clothing items out of the bins and shared them with other homeless or vulnerable women.

Woman dies after being found unconscious in clothing donation bin

Woman dies after being found unconscious in clothing donation bin A woman has been pronounced dead after she was found unconscious inside of a clothing donation box early Tuesday morning. Paramedics confirmed that they had been called to the area of Dovercourt Rd. and Bloor St. shortly after 1:30 a.m., and that the woman was pronounced dead at the scene sometime later. Police tweeted that they had received reports of a woman inside a clothing donation box in that area, and that she appeared to be injured and unconscious. Toronto Fire attended the scene in conjuncture with police and paramedics to attempt to aid the woman. The circumstances that led to her being inside the donation box are unknown at this time.

A woman who died after being found without vital signs partially inside a Toronto clothing donation bin was remembered by friends as a bubbly person who Both suggested she was likely trying to find some warm clothing at the time she was trapped. Despite living a tough life, Chantal Mattix said

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The Ontario Coalition Against Poverty says that all women's shelters were full the night Papineau died and are using her death as a rallying cry to increase the number of resources for the city's homeless population.

"Our group is going to be asking the mayor and the city to declare a state of emergency around homelessness so they can access other resources," said Cathy Crowe with the Shelter Housing and Justice Network.

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"The system is a mess. There are over a thousand people sleeping in overflow spaces right now."

In response, Mayor John Tory's staff said, "The mayor is committed to addressing homelessness in our city and its underlying causes.

"Mayor Tory and city council are already taking action to help residents in need," said Tory's spokesperson, Don Peat. "That is why he supported the expansion of the city's winter respite program from one site in 2014 to nine sites this winter and adding 1,000 beds to the shelter system as soon as possible."

The vigil ran from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

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