Homeless

B.C. announces creation of first-ever ‘navigation centre’ to help homeless

Residents referred to the navigation centre will be able to stay until longer-term housing is available

 

EDITORIAL: Inaction on homelessness costs money

Action comes with a price tag but the alternative is immoral and expensive

  • Jul 30, 2020

 

Surrey church ‘caretaker’ who was living on the grounds now facing homelessness again

Plan to move Gordon Petrie from dirt-floor shed to rectory falls through

 

Eight people arrested in Victoria homeless camp after enforcement order issued

Those living in tents were given until May 20 to move indoors

B.C. gives smart phones to vulnerable, homeless to access services, connect with family

COVID-19 restrictions have left many public places closed, leaving people without access to internet

B.C. enacts provincial order to move homeless at 3 large encampments into hotels

Encampments will be dismantled, with temporary supportive housing in hotels, community centres

Police arrest 14 people occupying empty Vancouver elementary school amid pandemic

Protesters were asking for housing during the COVID-19 crisis

Northern B.C. town builds camp on outskirt of town for homeless population

Smithers Bylaw officer Matt Davey says the move was made with buy-in from the affected people

The 2020 Homeless Count got underway in Chilliwack with army of volunteers

‘Homeless Count’ sticker referred to a physical count, but could also mean ‘homeless people matter’

Police seize nine guns, machetes, drugs from tent in Vancouver’s Oppenheimer Park

Police believe the tent is a communal or shared space and no single occupant has been identified

Youth-led report calls on B.C. government to create plan to end youth homelessness

There are no dedicated programs for youth homelessness at federal, provincial level, report says

Maggie and Tim: A residential school survivor and her son who died on Chilliwack’s streets – Part Two

A young man’s tragic death and his mother’s survival through hardship

Coldest Night of the Year walk aims to raise funds, awareness for homeless in Chilliwack

Cyrus Centre will be hosting its annual Coldest Night of the Year fundraiser on Feb. 22

Maggie and Tim: A residential school survivor and her son who died on Chilliwack’s streets

Part one of a two-part series on a young man’s tragic death and his mother’s survival through hardship

Told ‘no’ twice by local shelter, homeless Surrey man sent to Hope anyways

Deemed medically stable, patient was taxied to Hope by hospital when a spot in Surrey wasn’t located

B.C. VIEWS: Residents have had enough of catering to squatters

Media myth of homeless victims offends those who know better

Welfare woes: trying to stem the ‘cheque effect’

Victoria police chief suggests staggering welfare payments, others say solution not that simple

B.C. VIEWS: Getting past the homeless rhetoric

Politicians treat citizens protecting neighbourhoods as the problem