homeless housing

Penticton mayor John Vassilaki and Minister of Housing David Eby have been battling over the Victory Church shelter and BC Housing projects in the city. (File photos)

Battle between Penticton and B.C. over homeless shelter officially before the court

The city filed their official petition before the Supreme Court on Wednesday, July 6

 

Rendering of proposed homeless shelter and supportive housing facility on Rowat Avenue and Trethewey Avenue in Chilliwack. (BC Housing)

Supportive housing and shelter proposed to replace the Portal in Chilliwack

Province looking to fast-track hybrid proposal for 50 supportive homes and 40 shelter spaces

 

Minister of Families, Children and Social Development Ahmed Hussen takes part in an update on the COVID pandemic during a press conference in Ottawa on October 27, 2020. The City of Vancouver says it has purchased a former hotel at a major thoroughfare that can house about 65 units to accommodate homeless people. A joint news release by the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation and city says 2075 Kingsway, Days Inn by Wyndham Vancouver, will be ready for accommodation this November. The Minister of Families, Children and Social Development Ahmed Hussen also announced a $51.5 million Rapid Housing Initiative for Vancouver that is expected to create 135 new affordable homes. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Former Vancouver hotel to be converted to 65 units for homeless people by the fall

The former Days Inn on Kingsway will be ready to house people in November

 

People take part in the inaugural Ride 4 RAN fundraiser in 2017. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack cyclists to tackle 500 kilometre relay in Ride 4 RAN fundraiser

A major fundraiser for Ruth and Naomi’s Mission looks to raise $40,000.

People take part in the inaugural Ride 4 RAN fundraiser in 2017. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Tent camp grows rapidly on Pandora Avenue in Victoria after drop-in centres closed due to COVID-19, March 26, 2020. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)

Stop passing the buck on tent camps, Horgan tells municipalities

Victoria, other cities advised to enforce their own bylaws

Tent camp grows rapidly on Pandora Avenue in Victoria after drop-in centres closed due to COVID-19, March 26, 2020. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)
The aftermath of a fire in a temporary camp area along the steep banks of the Fraser River off of Water Avenue. Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard

Hope crews put out structure fire at Fraser River camp

Fire in structure along steep river bank resulted in no injuries, fire chief confirms

The aftermath of a fire in a temporary camp area along the steep banks of the Fraser River off of Water Avenue. Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard
Chilliwack homeless community is 40 per cent women according to the FVRD 2020 Homeless Count. (Black Press file)

Chilliwack has highest rate of homeless women in B.C.: advocate

The FVRD homeless count results this week show that 40 per cent of Chilliwack homeless are women

Chilliwack homeless community is 40 per cent women according to the FVRD 2020 Homeless Count. (Black Press file)
No injuries resulted from a structure fire at an ‘apparent homeless camp’ in Hope April 24. Hope Fire Department/Facebook photo

Hope crews respond to small structure fire in ‘apparent homeless camp’

Only fires for cooking and keeping warm are allowed in the district currently

No injuries resulted from a structure fire at an ‘apparent homeless camp’ in Hope April 24. Hope Fire Department/Facebook photo
A man sleeps at vacant commercial property in downtown Victoria. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)

More housing, subsidies urged for B.C. poverty reduction plan

Survey respondents want family options, and ‘not just in the ‘hood’

A man sleeps at vacant commercial property in downtown Victoria. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)