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Homelessness

The devastating effect Victoria's hotel-shelters have had on surrounding businesses

By Anna J. James
Nov 12, 2020

“The main problem is that they [BC Housing] did not ask anyone before they bought these hotels,” furniture retailer Gordy Dodd told Capital Daily

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“It’s a slum”: Residents at Victoria's hotel-shelters describe hotbeds of crime, disorder

By Anna J. James
Oct 27, 2020

One resident of the Howard Johnson tells Capital Daily “it's getting taken over by people selling dope”

Homelessness

What is the government’s end game on tent cities?

Everybody wants the tents gone, but few have produced plans to actually get people clean and off the street

Homelessness

“Everything will be okay as long as I don’t turn myself into a victim": New series checking in on Victoria's homeless

By Anna J. James
Oct 16, 2020

For the next year, Capital Daily will be regularly profiling the same four people experiencing homelessness or on the brink of it

Homelessness

“It’s only … in jail that he sees a doctor”: Parents of homeless Victorians speak

By Anna J. James
Oct 7, 2020

Even a dedicated support network cannot be enough to keep a severely mentally ill son off the streets

Homelessness

Inside Victoria’s newest tent city

By Anna J. James
Oct 1, 2020

With 112 tents and counting, park behind Crystal Pool becomes latest stop on merry-go-round of Victoria tent encampments

Homelessness

PHOTOS: Inside the tenting community at Beacon Hill Park

By Anna J. James
Sep 8, 2020

We recently spent time in the park and spoke to campers.

Homelessness

Why tent encampments, like music festivals, may not be legal at Beacon Hill Park

By Thomas Guerrero
Aug 31, 2020

A lawsuit by the Friends of Beacon Hill Park is looking to sue the City of Victoria into evicting Beacon Hill Park's tent encampments