Homeless

A homeless youth’s belongings under a tarp and garbage bags. (From Marginalized to Magnified report photo)

Youth-led report calls on B.C. government to create plan to end youth homelessness

There are no dedicated programs for youth homelessness at federal, provincial level, report says

A homeless youth’s belongings under a tarp and garbage bags. (From Marginalized to Magnified report photo)
Maggie Smith on Feb. 2, 2020 in front of the building she lived in as a young girl from 1968 to 1971 at St. Mary’s Residential School in Mission. (Facebook)

Maggie and Tim: B.C. residential school survivor turns to faith, forgiveness in mourning son

A young man’s tragic death and his mother’s survival through hardship

Maggie Smith on Feb. 2, 2020 in front of the building she lived in as a young girl from 1968 to 1971 at St. Mary’s Residential School in Mission. (Facebook)
Flanked by her daughter Sarah and eldest son Jared, Maggie Smith holds a photograph of her son Tim Postma who died on the streets of Chilliwack on Jan. 22, 2020. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)

Maggie and Tim: A residential school survivor and her son who died on B.C. streets

Part one of a two-part series on a young man’s tragic death and his mother’s survival through hardship

Flanked by her daughter Sarah and eldest son Jared, Maggie Smith holds a photograph of her son Tim Postma who died on the streets of Chilliwack on Jan. 22, 2020. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)
White Rock’s extreme-weather shelter (15262 Pacific Ave) is open this weekend. (File photo)

Winter coats needed for White Rock weather shelter

Donations sought as average of 20 guests hunker down nightly

White Rock’s extreme-weather shelter (15262 Pacific Ave) is open this weekend. (File photo)
With subzero temperatures in the forecast, White Rock’s extreme-weather shelter is open “until further notice.” (File photo)

Heavy rains prompt White Rock weather shelter to reopen

Up to 120 mm of rain expected by midday Saturday

With subzero temperatures in the forecast, White Rock’s extreme-weather shelter is open “until further notice.” (File photo)
Participants in the 2019 CNOY fundraising event pause for a picture outside the Cloverdale Community Kitchen. This year’s fundraising walk will take place Feb. 22. (Photo submitted)

Cloverdale’s annual walk for charity still looking for sponsors and participants

Coldest Night of the Year, or CNOY, comes to Surrey Feb. 22

Participants in the 2019 CNOY fundraising event pause for a picture outside the Cloverdale Community Kitchen. This year’s fundraising walk will take place Feb. 22. (Photo submitted)
Tent camp in Nanaimo has attracted up to 300 people. (Nanaimo News Bulletin)

B.C. VIEWS: Residents have had enough of catering to squatters

Media myth of homeless victims offends those who know better

Tent camp in Nanaimo has attracted up to 300 people. (Nanaimo News Bulletin)
Welfare woes: trying to stem the ‘cheque effect’

Welfare woes: trying to stem the ‘cheque effect’

Victoria police chief suggests staggering welfare payments, others say solution not that simple

Welfare woes: trying to stem the ‘cheque effect’
Tent city in Whalley (File photo: Amy Reid)

VIDEO: Blankets needed at Surrey’s “tent city” on 135A Street

Advocate asks for donations along the Whalley strip to help keep the homeless warm

Tent city in Whalley (File photo: Amy Reid)
Man sleeps on a park bench next to Christ Church Cathedral in Victoria, October 2017. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)

B.C. VIEWS: Getting past the homeless rhetoric

Politicians treat citizens protecting neighbourhoods as the problem

Man sleeps on a park bench next to Christ Church Cathedral in Victoria, October 2017. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)
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