The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. has found no wrongdoing on the part of RCMP Const. Shaelyn Yang after an altercation in which she shot a man and she was stabbed during a sheltering check in a Burnaby park in October. Read MoreRead More
SURREY, B.C. — British Columbia’s police watchdog has cleared a slain Burnaby RCMP constable of wrongdoing after she shot a man in the altercation that led to her death. The Independent Investigations Office says after a review of all available evidence its chief civilian director determined that there are no reasonable grounds to believe Const. Shaelyn Yang committed anRead More
Island Health is warning of a sharp spike in confirmed cases of a rare bacterial disease infecting the Island’s homeless population. Read MoreRead More
Edmonton police are searching for the unidentified source who reported the death of a man in an encampment this week. Read MoreRead More
An explosion under the Bathurst Street bridge raises concerns about what’s being done to help the homeless stay warm this winter
A fiery explosion beneath a Toronto bridge, which burned hot under the nighttime sky after propane tanks left in an encampment burst, is raising fears about how to keep the city’s homeless population safely warm this winter — particularly amid a growing squeeze on the shelter system.The explosion took place late Saturday on Nov. 26. Officials didn’t know how theRead More
I am writing to commend the action of city manager Niki Anderson for not including the item for funding the end of homelessness in the budget for 2023. It is my belief that homelessness is the responsibility of the federal and provincial governments and this social action should not be funded by the taxpayers of Regina directly. Read MoreRead More
The city and local community organizations are expanding services to protect unhoused Calgarians as temperatures are forecast to plunge below -20 C over the next few days. Read MoreRead More
The City of Toronto faces a worrying $703 million budget shortfall for the 2022 fiscal year, and Mayor John Tory is basically begging the levels of government above for more money to fill the gap.Tory announced on Wednesday that the city had secured a provisional commitment from Doug Ford’s Ontario PC government to help address a portion of the budgetRead More
As those with homes in Regina squabble over funding to help those without, federal tax money will again be used to offer those on the street a place to warm up on cold winter nights. Read MoreRead More
Queer adults in need of transitional housing will, as of this week, have a new place to go in Toronto that caters specifically to members of the 2SLGBTQ+ community, with a specific focus on trans women and refugees.Funded by the City of Toronto, operated by the Homes First Society and with support from The 519, the new shelter in theRead More
Rob Deutschmann plans to introduce motion holding off on camps until council can review the situationRead More
Three homeless Edmontonians died at separate encampments in the city in the first two weeks of November, say police and fire officials. Read MoreRead More
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