Homeless

A person living in a tent (not pictured) was run over and dragged by the driver of a Dodge Ram at the Rail Trail homeless encampment. The person was taken to hospital with significant injuries. (Facebook)

UPDATE: Charges laid after man dragged through encampment by truck

Driver arrested; Victim taken to hospital with serious injuries

 

Photo taken with permission of a woman who had a seizure, due in part to the extreme heat in Kelowna (Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)

Kelowna’s vulnerable want to shelter from heat wave, but bylaw requires they move

Bylaw requires residents of homeless encampment to pack-up and leave each morning

 

A Portland Loo, described as “A Unique Solution to a Universal Problem.” (Image: surrey.ca/emadden@theloo.biz)

Surrey council awards $432K contract for two public loos for homeless people

A corporate report sets the expenditure limit at $432,286.77 for the two outdoor washrooms in Whalley

 

Tents and other structures are seen in an aerial view at a homeless encampment in Vancouver, B.C., on Friday, April 30, 2021. The City of Prince George, B.C., has apologized for the harm it caused to vulnerable people when it removed their structures from a homeless camp.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Prince George apologizes for taking down part of a homeless camp

Judge finds that Prince George ‘inflicted serious harm on vulnerable people’

Tents and other structures are seen in an aerial view at a homeless encampment in Vancouver, B.C., on Friday, April 30, 2021. The City of Prince George, B.C., has apologized for the harm it caused to vulnerable people when it removed their structures from a homeless camp.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Tents and other structures are seen in an aerial view at a homeless encampment in Vancouver, B.C., on Friday, April 30, 2021. The City of Prince George, B.C., has apologized for the harm it caused to vulnerable people when it removed their structures from a homeless camp.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Prince George apologizes for taking down part of a homeless camp

Judge finds that Prince George ‘inflicted serious harm on vulnerable people’

Tents and other structures are seen in an aerial view at a homeless encampment in Vancouver, B.C., on Friday, April 30, 2021. The City of Prince George, B.C., has apologized for the harm it caused to vulnerable people when it removed their structures from a homeless camp.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Delta’s second extreme weather shelter, located in North Delta’s New Hope Church (11838 88th Avenue, pictured), opened its doors for the first time on Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2021. (James Smith photo)

Delta’s extreme weather shelter to remain open through March 31

The shelter at North Delta’s New Hope Church (11838 88th Ave.) open nightly from 9:30 p.m. to 7 a.m.

Delta’s second extreme weather shelter, located in North Delta’s New Hope Church (11838 88th Avenue, pictured), opened its doors for the first time on Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2021. (James Smith photo)
Council chambers at Surrey’s city hall. (File photo)

Housing task force says Surrey council is ‘whitewashing’ homeless crisis

‘Perhaps there was a misunderstanding on the part of PH2H,’ Coun. Allison Patton said

Council chambers at Surrey’s city hall. (File photo)
Delta’s second extreme weather shelter, located in North Delta’s New Hope Church (11838 88th Avenue, pictured), opened its doors for the first time on Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2021. (James Smith photo)

Delta’s extreme weather shelter open tonight through Jan. 24

Shelter at North Deltas’ New Hope Church (11838 88th Ave.) open from 9:30 p.m. to 7 a.m.

Delta’s second extreme weather shelter, located in North Delta’s New Hope Church (11838 88th Avenue, pictured), opened its doors for the first time on Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2021. (James Smith photo)
White Rock council on April 14, 2020 stopped short of approving use of the White Rock Community Centre as a temporary shelter for the homeless. (File photo)

White Rock council to consider funding warming centre

With a lack of warming centres in South Surrey, White Rock council are to weigh its options

White Rock council on April 14, 2020 stopped short of approving use of the White Rock Community Centre as a temporary shelter for the homeless. (File photo)
Temporary supportive housing at 13425 107A Ave. in Whalley. (Google Maps image)

Surrey working to provide a ‘safe sleep’ for homeless people

Safe Sleep is one of six initiatives in Surrey to help the vulnerable

Temporary supportive housing at 13425 107A Ave. in Whalley. (Google Maps image)
Volunteers greet patrons to the daytime warming centre at Peninsula United Church in South Surrey. (Contributed photo)

South Surrey daytime warming centre ‘not just a roof over your head’

Space at Peninsula United Church to remain open through Jan. 3

Volunteers greet patrons to the daytime warming centre at Peninsula United Church in South Surrey. (Contributed photo)
Peninsula United Church in South Surrey will host a daytime warming centre, from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., through Jan. 3, 2022. (Google Streetview image)

South Surrey church offers daytime warming centre till Jan. 3

Space at Peninsula United staffed by Engaged Communities Canada Society

Peninsula United Church in South Surrey will host a daytime warming centre, from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., through Jan. 3, 2022. (Google Streetview image)
Manager of H.E.L.P. Team Boyle Street Community Services Doug Cooke, right, and outreach and support services manager Jared Tkachuk, left, check on a homeless person’s well-being in Edmonton on Thursday, Dec. 9, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

‘Peril or promise’: Long-term solution needed to help homeless in Alberta cities

Homeless shelters are near capacity but open their doors to all when temperatures become unbearable

Manager of H.E.L.P. Team Boyle Street Community Services Doug Cooke, right, and outreach and support services manager Jared Tkachuk, left, check on a homeless person’s well-being in Edmonton on Thursday, Dec. 9, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Abbotsford teen Alexis Mulder donated fundraised items to local homeless last week. (Submitted)

Abbotsford teen distributes fundraised items to homeless

16-year-old Alexis Mulder hands out emergency tents, emergency blankets, hygiene kits and socks

Abbotsford teen Alexis Mulder donated fundraised items to local homeless last week. (Submitted)
Delta’s second extreme weather shelter, located in North Delta’s New Hope Church (11838 88th Avenue, pictured), opened its doors for the first time on Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2021. (James Smith photo)

North Delta extreme weather shelter open tonight through Dec. 27

Shelter at New Hope Church (11838 88th Ave.) open from 9:30 p.m. to 7 a.m. the next morning

Delta’s second extreme weather shelter, located in North Delta’s New Hope Church (11838 88th Avenue, pictured), opened its doors for the first time on Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2021. (James Smith photo)
Delta’s new extreme weather response shelter at North Delta’s New Hope Church (11838 88th Avenue) opened its doors for the first time on Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2021. (Phoenix Society photo)

New extreme weather shelter serving North Delta

Shelter at New Hope Church (11838 88th Ave.) opened its doors Dec. 15 and can house up to 15 people

Delta’s new extreme weather response shelter at North Delta’s New Hope Church (11838 88th Avenue) opened its doors for the first time on Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2021. (Phoenix Society photo)
Delta’s second extreme weather shelter, located in North Delta’s New Hope Church (11838 88th Avenue, pictured), opened its doors for the first time on Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2021. The facility will be closed Friday night (Dec. 17) due to a previously scheduled event at the church, but will reopen Saturday. (James Smith photo)

North Delta extreme weather shelter closed tonight, reopening Saturday

Shelter at Ladner United Church remaining open through Dec. 20

Delta’s second extreme weather shelter, located in North Delta’s New Hope Church (11838 88th Avenue, pictured), opened its doors for the first time on Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2021. The facility will be closed Friday night (Dec. 17) due to a previously scheduled event at the church, but will reopen Saturday. (James Smith photo)
Delta’s second extreme weather shelter is opening its doors for the first time tonight (Dec. 15). The facility, located in North Delta’s New Hope Church (11838 88th Avenue, pictured), and its counterpart in South Delta (Ladner United Church, 4960 48th Ave.) will remain open from 9 p.m. (9:30 p.m. in North Delta) to 7 a.m. until Dec. 20, though the North Delta shelter will be closed on Friday, Dec. 17. (James Smith photo)

New North Delta extreme weather shelter opening its doors tonight

New Hope Church shelter closed Dec. 17, reopens Dec. 18; Ladner United Church open through Dec. 20

Delta’s second extreme weather shelter is opening its doors for the first time tonight (Dec. 15). The facility, located in North Delta’s New Hope Church (11838 88th Avenue, pictured), and its counterpart in South Delta (Ladner United Church, 4960 48th Ave.) will remain open from 9 p.m. (9:30 p.m. in North Delta) to 7 a.m. until Dec. 20, though the North Delta shelter will be closed on Friday, Dec. 17. (James Smith photo)
Victory Church homeless shelter had the highest calls for police service above everywhere else, at 290 calls for service, in the first three months of the year. (Jesse Day Western News)

Penticton drops lawsuit against BC Housing; new shelter proposed

A new shelter will go beside Compass Court and Victory Church shelter will close spring 2022

Victory Church homeless shelter had the highest calls for police service above everywhere else, at 290 calls for service, in the first three months of the year. (Jesse Day Western News)
Delta’s second extreme weather shelter is set to open at North Delta’s New Hope Church (11838 88th Avenue). The new facility, which will be operated by the Surrey-based Phoenix Society, is tentatively scheduled to open on Dec. 1 with space for 15 guests under COVID-19 public health restrictions. (James Smith photo)

Extreme weather shelter to open in North Delta next month

Located at New Hope Church (11838 88th Avenue), the shelter is tentatively scheduled to open Dec. 1.

Delta’s second extreme weather shelter is set to open at North Delta’s New Hope Church (11838 88th Avenue). The new facility, which will be operated by the Surrey-based Phoenix Society, is tentatively scheduled to open on Dec. 1 with space for 15 guests under COVID-19 public health restrictions. (James Smith photo)
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