Tag Archives: Homelessness

Vancouver Requires Tent City Residents To Remove Their Belongings Every Day

By David P. Ball, Vancouver Co-Op Radio, CRFO 100.5 FM, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

VANCOUVER — The Vancouver parks board has caused controversy with a bylaw that would require homeless campers in the city to remove their belongings every day in the morning before returning, as part of regulations demanded by some neighbours’ complaints who still say not enough enforcement is happening.

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Is KT Tent City In Vancouver to stay?

By Tan Mei Xi, Vancouver Co-Op Radio, CRFO 100.5 FM, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

VANCOUVER — Decrying what homeless advocates say is a lack of serious political commitment to build enough affordable homes, Vancouver’s latest incarnation of a homeless encampment — nicknamed “KT Tent City” — seems here to stay.

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Campbell River’s Bridge To Housing For The Homeless

When the last count was taken, two years ago, there were at least 81 homeless people in Campbell River. After COVID hit, the homeless population was identified as one of the most vulnerable sectors of the community in the province. On July 16, the Campbell River Coalition to End Homelessness hosted a ZOOM meeting to discuss the former Rose Bowl restaurant’s role as a Bridge to housing.

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The Definition of Homelessness In Our Area

Originally published on Cortes Radio.ca. This program was funded by a grant from the Community Radio Fund of Canada and the Government of Canada’s Local Journalism Initiative

Summer is here, and with it  an increase in the number of homeless people in our communities. According to Sue Moen, the Salvation Army’s representative in the Campbell River and District Coalition to End Homelessness, this problem goes back about forty years – to when the federal government stopped subsidizing affordable housing. In the wake of the COVID pandemic, many Canadians have come to the realization that issues like this are community problems and we all need to seek solutions. In this morning’s interview, we talk about the definition of homelessness. 

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BC’s Minimum Wage Insufficient

National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

As of June 1, minimum wage workers in the province earn $14.60 an hour, up from $13.85. But low wages, part-time or precarious work, coupled with low vacancy rates and high rents, are significant drivers of homelessness in the North Island region, said Kristi Schwanicke, co-ordinator of the Campbell River and District Coalition to End Homelessness.

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