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City of Kelowna cracking down on outdoor sheltering site – Okanagan
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City of Kelowna cracking down on outdoor sheltering site – Okanagan

The City of Kelowna continues to take action to ensure a homeless encampment along the Okanagan Rail Trail in the downtown’s north end does not become a permanent fixture. Bylaw officers were out in full force at the designated outdoor sheltering site Thursday, doing what’s being described as a deep clean of the area. Read more: Significant growth at Kelowna, B.C. homeless camp raises concerns Read More Significant growth at Kelowna, B.C. homeless camp raises concerns ”It’s now time to get things back to normal operations quite frankly, and help our community divest of some of the refuse that’s accumulated over the last little while,” said Kevin Mead, manager of b...
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...