#DownturnDiaries: Stephen Avenue sages make ends meet despite unemployment, homelessness and addiction

How four Calgary seniors are getting by during tough economic times.

Photos by Madison Farkas

Published on February 9, 2016

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Andy Mitchell enthusiastically greets passersby as he busks on Stephen Avenue on Jan. 27. He is a regular here, and many of the people walking by recognize him. Alongside busking, Mitchell relies on his pension for income, and says he has been feeling the pinch of the economic downturn.

Photo by Madison Farkas

Published on February 9, 2016