It was on International Women’s Day, thanks to a petition started by Merna Forster on change.org, that a public consultation was launched to select an iconic Canadian woman to be featured on the first bank note in Bank of Canada’s next series. Over 460 iconic Canadian [continue reading].
Victoria British Columbia
It was early fall of last year when a few dozen local homeless people pitched tents in order to make a temporary, but permanent shelter. However the story of tent city does not begin at the courthouse lawn, it is the product of a court ruling in 2008, making it a human right to [continue reading].
On February 18, 2016, “Just after 3:30 this morning, we attended tent city for a report of a serious assault. One man is in hospital with non-life threatening injuries. It’s early in the investigation and we continue to investigate what happened,” said Victoria Police [continue reading].
The tent city, which sits on the lawn of a provincial courthouse, now has about 100 residents. Most live in tents, while others have constructed multi-room wooden huts. In an audio statement released by the ministry, British Columbia’s housing minister, Rich Coleman announced [continue reading].
Or has Victoria become the number one destination for Canadians who choose to live on the streets? On that train of thought, I pose a question to the residents of Victoria: Has ‘Our Place’ on Pandora Street contributed to the increase of homeless people arriving [continue reading].