Tents remain in Victoria parks as homeless campers await indoor space

Campers in Victoria parks who have accepted an offer of indoor housing but are still waiting for that housing to be ready are exempt from the city bylaw that requires tents to be taken down by 7 a.m. each morning. https://vancouverisland.ctvnews.ca/tents-remain-in-victoria-parks-as-homeless-campers-await-indoor-space-1.5411050 Continue reading Tents remain in Victoria parks as homeless campers await indoor space

COVID-19 pandemic magnifies challenges of being homeless: ‘Our people here are just trying to survive from day to day’

For many people in this tent city, B.C.’s fentanyl-poisoning overdose crisis, which has claimed far more lives than COVID, is of greater concern than the pandemic. https://vancouversun.com/news/postpandemic/pandemic-magnifies-challenges-of-being-homeless-our-people-here-are-just-trying-to-survive-from-day-to-day Continue reading COVID-19 pandemic magnifies challenges of being homeless: ‘Our people here are just trying to survive from day to day’