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

STOP THE SWEEPS asks for more time over Vancouver homeless camp cleanup

Advocates made a plea to the City of Vancouver to hold off on a second phase of a plan to clean up the site of a homeless camp in CRAB Park on Monday. Stop the Sweeps, an advocacy group, and residents of the encampment oppose the move, saying they are being offered small, fenced pens to … Read more

Is the city doing a cleanup or decampment in CRAB Park?

Commissioners with the Vancouver Parks Board reportedly “assured” the Gastown Residents Association that they would “clear” the city-sanctioned encampment in CRAB Park.  Why it matters: The City of Vancouver has insisted the intention to clean up CRAB Park next Monday is only a cleanup of the area, and that the residents would be able to return to … Read more

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

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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