Category: Homelessness

Slain RCMP Const. Yang cleared of wrongdoing in shooting: B.C. police watchdog

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 an

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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 the

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Letter: Homelessness plan should not be part of Regina city budget

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 More

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