In 2020, Campbell River stores reported 275 cases of shoplifting to the RCMP. That is in a city, is the situation similar in more remote settings like Cortes Island?Continue reading Shoplifting in City and Country
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.Continue reading Campbell River thrift store opens doors to homeless
By Jen St. Denis, The Tyee, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
Vancouver’s council made history this week by asking the federal government for an exemption from Canadian drug laws to decriminalize possession of drugs for personal use.
Council voted on the motion the same day the BC Coroners Service reported 1,386 people have died so far this year of an overdose, with deaths increasing as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.Continue reading Vancouver asks for an exemption from Canadian drug laws
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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.Continue reading homeless encampment at Quinsam road to be served notice