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Province targets speculators and vacant homes, supports housing affordability

October 16, 2018 VICTORIA – The British Columbia government has introduced legislation to tackle speculation in B.C.’s housing market and help turn empty properties into homes for people. “We believe the people who live and work in B.C. should be able to afford a place to call home. Right now, British Columbians are faced with […]

by pmnationtalk on October 17, 20188 Views

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Homeless B.C. Indigenous Nation buys land on Vancouver Island to build community – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 9, 2018 By Dirk Meissner THE CANADIAN PRESS CAMPBELL RIVER, B.C. _ Thomas Smith says his most vivid memory of living on British Columbia’s Turnour Island was watching families leave their homes. Five decades later, images of the exodus from the Indigenous village of Kalagwees are just as clear, he said. “I […]

by ahnationtalk on October 9, 201813 Views

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RCYBC: Youth homelessness forums – new forums added!

September 25, 2018 Youth homelessness is a significant rights issue that needs to be addressed through a provincial plan to end youth homelessness that ensures every youth has a way home.  RCY is supporting youth with lived experience of homelessness to share their voices to inform a provincial plan to prevent and respond to youth homelessness in B.C. […]

by pmnationtalk on September 26, 201814 Views

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Statement: BC’s most vulnerable sure to pay the highest price following provincial government approval of increases to rental rates

September 20, 2018 Coast Salish Territory/Vancouver, BC — The First Nations Summit (FNS) is voicing concern regarding a recent decision by the Provincial government to approve an allowable rent increase of 4.5 per cent for 2019, the largest increase since 2004. The FNS believes this decision is a direct contradiction to many commitments made by […]

by pmnationtalk on September 21, 20189 Views

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B.C. park ordered closed after Victoria area homeless group moves in – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 20, 2018  LANGFORD, B.C. _ Homeless campers who had hoped to settle for two weeks at a provincial park near Victoria say they have been told to leave, less than a day after setting up their tents. The group was ousted from a provincially owned green space in nearby Saanich earlier this […]

by ahnationtalk on September 20, 201821 Views

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Best of B.C. bestowed with Province’s highest honour

In front of friends, family and a room full of distinguished guests, 13 exceptional civic leaders were recognized today at Government House with the Order of British Columbia, the highest form of recognition the Province can extend to its citizens. “As chancellor of the Order of British Columbia, it is my great honour to congratulate […]

by ahnationtalk on September 20, 201836 Views

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Most living on streets on Westside are Aboriginal, homeless survey finds – Kelowna Daily Courier

Sep 3, 2018 A first-ever count of homeless people on the Westside has found 72 people either sleeping rough or in unstable accommodation. And just over 60 per cent of those who were homeless when the survey was conducted in July were Indigenous people. There are said to be at least 30 camps or temporary […]

by ahnationtalk on September 4, 201828 Views

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98 new modular homes near Queen E. Park approved by the City of Vancouver – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 31, 2018 VANCOUVER _ The city of Vancouver has approved the development of 98 new temporary modular homes that will give homeless Indigenous people first priority. In a news release, the city says the focus on Indigenous homelessness is needed after it’s annual homeless count revealed that 40 per cent of Vancouver’s […]

by ahnationtalk on August 31, 201823 Views

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City of Vancouver: Temporary modular housing approved for 5077 and 5095 Heather Street site

August 30 2018 Development Permit approved for two buildings containing 98 new homes for Vancouver’s most vulnerable residents Today, the Director of Planning for the City of Vancouver announced the approval of a development permit to build 98 new temporary modular homes at 5077 and 5095 Heather Street. For the two new buildings on this site, […]

by pmnationtalk on August 31, 201825 Views

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Looking for young people for B.C. Forums on homelessness!

August 14, 2018 to September 14, 2018 Youth homelessness is a significant rights issue that needs to be addressed through a provincial plan to end youth homelessness that ensures every youth has a way home.  RCY is supporting youth with lived experience of homelessness to share their voices to inform a provincial plan to prevent […]

by ahnationtalk on August 14, 201833 Views

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