Homelessness

B.C. announces creation of first-ever ‘navigation centre’ to help homeless

Residents referred to the navigation centre will be able to stay until longer-term housing is available

 

Restaurant to be converted into housing for people experiencing homelessness

BC Housing buys popular Campbell River eatery for $985,000 to serve as bridge housing

 

RCMP express concerns about weapons seized on Nanaimo’s streets

Weapons confiscated include a ninja throwing star and a dagger concealed in a cane

 

Man found dead in his tent at Island homeless camp

Facebook posts tell of personal struggles and attempts to stay clean and sober

Island city cancels plan for homeless camp; exploring alternative option

The plan heard strong objection from neighbouring residents and businesses

COVID-19: Seeking shelter solution, Parksville’s homeless to sleep in graveyard

People to camp near church at night as group looks for assistance

COVID-19: No clear timeline for replacement shelter solution in Parksville Qualicum Beach area

Workers and people affected by homelessness call for immediate help

‘I bawled, it was heartbreaking’: Parksville shelter forced to close due to COVID-19 concerns

Reverend at St. Anne’s Church pleads for government’s assistance

Parksville’s Knox United Church to host warming centre

Facility to open on Thursdays as step to help area’s homeless

Nowhere to grieve: How homeless people deal with loss during the opioid crisis

Abbotsford homeless advocate says grief has distinct challenges for those living on the streets

Number of homeless deaths more than doubled in B.C. as opioid crisis set in

New data shows trend between more overdose deaths and the number of people dying in the street