homeless housing

Penticton mayor John Vassilaki and Minister of Housing David Eby have been battling over the Victory Church shelter and BC Housing projects in the city. (File photos)

Battle between Penticton and B.C. over homeless shelter officially before the court

The city filed their official petition before the Supreme Court on Wednesday, July 6

 

Castlegar and District Community Services Society is operating a shelter and other services from the former Flamingo Hotel. Photo: Betsy Kline

Castlegar shelter answers questions about operations at new site

Castlegar and District Community services is operating the shelter at the old Flamingo Hotel

 

A room at The Way Out Shelter operated by Castlegar and District Community Services. Photo: Submitted

Castlegar homeless shelter moving to Flamingo Hotel

Castlegar and District Community Services Society has purchased the Flamingo Hotel

A room at The Way Out Shelter operated by Castlegar and District Community Services. Photo: Submitted
One of Trail’s homeless hunkers down in a back alley with only a tarp for shelter. Photo: Jim Bailey

Downtown safety concerns grow for Trail citizens group

Trail citizens relieved that rezoning application for downtown shelter withdrawn

One of Trail’s homeless hunkers down in a back alley with only a tarp for shelter. Photo: Jim Bailey
Career Development Services withdrew a proposed rezoning bylaw for a permanent shelter at 1506 Cedar Ave. Plans for a new shelter will go ahead, but CDS would like to have funding in place before moving forward. Photo: Jim Bailey.

Trail year-round homeless shelter put on hold

CDS application for rezoning of homeless shelter was cancelled before the third and final reading

Career Development Services withdrew a proposed rezoning bylaw for a permanent shelter at 1506 Cedar Ave. Plans for a new shelter will go ahead, but CDS would like to have funding in place before moving forward. Photo: Jim Bailey.
Melanie Jennings said she moved her family to “Bare Ass Beach” in June (Facebook)

How a Grand Forks woman and her family came to live on a beach

Ongoing drama at a section of Grandby riverfront that doubles as a nudist beach

Melanie Jennings said she moved her family to “Bare Ass Beach” in June (Facebook)
Tent camp grows rapidly on Pandora Avenue in Victoria after drop-in centres closed due to COVID-19, March 26, 2020. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)

Stop passing the buck on tent camps, Horgan tells municipalities

Victoria, other cities advised to enforce their own bylaws

Tent camp grows rapidly on Pandora Avenue in Victoria after drop-in centres closed due to COVID-19, March 26, 2020. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)
Garry Camozzi was given permission to live in a trailer set up in the driveway of a local man.

Rossland council okays temp shelter for local man

Garry Camozzi can stay in the trailer until October 2020

Garry Camozzi was given permission to live in a trailer set up in the driveway of a local man.
A man sleeps at vacant commercial property in downtown Victoria. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)

More housing, subsidies urged for B.C. poverty reduction plan

Survey respondents want family options, and ‘not just in the ‘hood’

A man sleeps at vacant commercial property in downtown Victoria. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)