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Homelessness

After the campers

By Tori Marlan
May 23, 2021

We spent a day with a clean-up effort in Beacon Hill Park

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Van life and death: a memorial ceremony in Beacon Hill Park remembers man who died in van fire

By Tori Marlan
Mar 10, 2021

Mike Lockhart died on the morning of March 4 when his camper caught fire. Police are investigating

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Once-progressive Friends of Beacon Hill Park used to fight for the marginalized. What happened?

By Jimmy Thomson
Mar 3, 2021

The group was founded to protect a section of the park from a homophobic backlash. Now it finds itself fighting against a different marginalized group.

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Shelter spaces at Victoria arena won’t be ready for move-in until after coldest months

By Brishti Basu
Jan 28, 2021

The measure has been lauded by politicians and some advocacy groups, but others say it’s too little, too late

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Central Park unhoused campers relocated for safety following harsh rain and snowfall

By Brishti Basu
Dec 22, 2020

With Central Park 'untenable' following frozen flood, some campers to be moved into parking lot at Royal Athletic Park

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Victoria’s homeless community faces winter with unclear housing options

By Brishti Basu
Dec 17, 2020

With several uncertain proposals on offer, no one strategy is emerging to shelter people during the coldest months

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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”