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Vancouver DTES tent city to be cleared by Wednesday, but residents say there’s nowhere to go – BC
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Vancouver DTES tent city to be cleared by Wednesday, but residents say there’s nowhere to go – BC

Vancouver officials are doubling down on Monday’s order to clear a growing tent city on the 100 block of East Hastings Street this week, but residents say they have no other housing options to turn to. Officials said Tuesday that Vancouver Fire Chief Karen Fry’s order to remove tents and other temporary structures from the sidewalk must be complied with by Wednesday, citing the “significant fire safety risk” in the area.“Because of the increasing risk to the unhoused people who are in the area, to the residents who occupy that area, to the people who are in the SROs and buildings, as well as businesses and buildings adjacent to these structures, the fire chief’s order was issued to try to mitigate as much risk to those areas as possible,” said Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services sp...