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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...
Vancouver city council approves controversial Kitsilano supportive housing project – BC
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Vancouver city council approves controversial Kitsilano supportive housing project – BC

A controversial social housing development is moving forward in Kitsilano after Vancouver city council voted to approve the project Tuesday. The vote came a day after a marathon public hearing that heard from speakers for over nine hours, many of whom said they were opposed to the proposed location of the 13-storey building that will include 129 studio apartments for low-income people and people experiencing homelessness.Overall, council heard from 292 speakers while considering the project, which were spread over a number of previous hearings that began last month. Read more: Controversial Kitsilano social and supportive housing project heads to city council A minimum of 50 per cent of the units would be reserved for people currently homeless and on income ...