Tag Archives: Campbell River Homelessness

Campbell River: Marked increase in RCMP emergency calls this month

The Campbell River RCMP are experiencing a marked increase in the number of emergency calls this January.

In a press release issued last night, media relations officer Cst Maury Tyre, “2020 was the busiest year in terms of calls for service at the Campbell River RCMP for at least 10 years. This makes January 2021’s file count thus far concerning when we compare to our 2020 numbers.”

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Campbell River thrift store opens doors to homeless

Campbell River Mirror, Local Journalism Reporter

Tired of break-ins, a Campbell River thrift store is opening its door to people experiencing homelessness to shop for free two days a month. 

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Last day for Quinsam Road camp

Friday, Oct 30th, was the last day for Quinsam Road camp in Campbell River. There were only three residents remaining and all left peacefully when the RCMP and Ministry of Natural Resources went up to clean the site. 

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homeless encampment at Quinsam road to be served notice

This program was funded by a grant from the Community Radio Fund of Canada and the Government of Canada’s Local Journalism Initiative

The two incidents are unrelated. On October 8th, a homeless shelter in the forest behind the Vineyard Christian Fellowship Church, in Campbell River, caught fire. The blaze started in the structure’s homemade fireplace. Neither of the two occupants were injured, but RCMP Cst. Maury Tyre said the fire easily have spread to nearby buildings. The day before this, the Campbell River Mirror reported that the homeless encampment at Quinsam road will soon be served with a notice to vacate. 

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Election 2020: the BC Liberal candidate banks on his forestry expertise

National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Norm Facey, the B.C. Liberal candidate for North Island, says he was born and raised in the province’s forestry industry.

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