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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.

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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

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Where are Victoria's homeless coming from?

By Anna J. James
Aug 11, 2020

“Most of the people we see are from somewhere else,” an outreach worker told The Capital

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Inside the City of Victoria’s case against the Beacon Hill tenters

By Anna J. James
Jul 30, 2020

It took a city audit, drone surveys and hundreds of pages of legal documents to move 60 campers from one part of Beacon Hill Park to another part

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Can Victoria fix homelessness without a return to institutionalization?

By Anna J. James
Jul 4, 2020

Only four hospital beds exist in Victoria for people presenting with an emergency mental health issue. If you’re non-violent but experiencing a severe psychiatric crisis in Victoria, there’s basically nowhere to go

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Why BC Homeless Communities Were Spared By COVID-19

By Anna J. James
Jun 11, 2020

Despite fears they would be among the hardest hit by the pandemic, North America’s street communities emerged relatively unscathed

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Inside Victoria’s New Temporary Hotels for the Homeless

By Anna J. James
Jun 4, 2020

Clean rooms, round-the-clock outreach workers, and semi-regular fires

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City Worried About Beacon Hill Tent Encampments Hurting Garry Oaks, Lekwungen Sites

By Sean Craig
Jun 2, 2020

Encampments will remain, but be urged to move into other parts of the park