BC NDP under fire for progress on homelessness despite massive spending

Premier David Eby found himself on the defensive this week over his government’s inability to make progress clearing homeless encampments, despite hundreds of millions of dollars spent on the issue. Federal Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre sideswiped his government with a new attack ad showing public spaces in Vancouver, Abbotsford and Kelowna that have devolved into … Read more

VANCOUVER IS THE HOME OF THE FIRST LEGAL TENT CITY IN NORTH AMERICA

vancouver tent city

CRAB Park cleanup plans get clearer. (Geoff Sharpe) What happened: The city has shared more details about the plan to clean up Vancouver’s only permanent and legal encampment at CRAB Park, with the first phase set to begin March 18. But, according to CBC, residents are concerned that the cleanup may lead to a permanent decampment of residents.  Background: The city has been … Read more

LETS MEET THERESA, A MOTHER OF 3 CHILDREN, HOMELESS ON THE STREETS OF HASTINGS

Homeless Mothers

We meet a wonderful warm mother, Theresa, a 100 pound, 5 foot 2 inches, 52 year old mother of 3 children. Homeless on the streets of Vancouver, BC Canada. She teaches us a lot. Theresa also shows us how touch the streets are.. In the middle of the video we had to stop the video … Read more

B.C. will become the first jurisdiction in the country to build navigation centres as a way to combat homelessness.

Housing Minister Selina Robinson says navigation centres will be modeled after similar facilities in the U.S. and tailored to B.C. (Mike McArthur/CBC)

B.C. will become the first jurisdiction in the country to build navigation centres as a way to combat homelessness. The ‘enhanced shelter model’ is a first-of-its-kind for Canada and modelled on similar programs in jurisdictions like San Francisco, according to the Minister of Housing and Municipal Affairs Selina Robinson. “We tailored [the idea] to B.C.,” Robinson told CBC on Wednesday. “We’ve … Read more

Megaphone Magazine Speakers Bureau

Megaphone’s Speakers Bureau, established in 2019, is a public awareness program connecting audiences with speakers who have lived experience of drug use and overdose prevention. Our speakers offer candid reflections on their experiences navigating the world as a drug user, and speak directly to developing services that meet the needs of people who use drugs, … Read more

Dear Michelle Stilwell Minister of Social Development

Dear Michelle Stilwell the Minister of Social Development.  It is time that you answer for the abuse and distress your staff are causing those who are suffering from medical issues. Just recently on Wednesday April the 27 2016 a person on disability had to go to emergency for a knee injury.  The Physician prescribed him a … Read more