Housing and Homelessness

The Ksan Society is moving its Turning Points shelter from Lakelse Ave. location to the old Elks Hall property on the southside. (Staff photo)

Council backtracks on support for homeless shelter move

Coun. Cordeiro proposes land swap with Ksan Society following opposition to new location

 

Effectiveness of bylaw aimed at controlling social order yet unknown to city. (File photo)

Expert casts doubts on Terrace Safe Streets Bylaw

City’s “very early stages” bylaw a waste of time and money: expert

 

Kyle de Medeiros put forward a petition to city council against a damp shelter at the old Elks Hall, sitting behind him are advocates for the shelter including Erica and Robert Davis, Billy Morrison, Steve Burton, Jamie Smith and Tarea Roberge. (Michael Bramadat-Willcock/Terrace Standard)

City cuts cameras, calls police amid homeless shelter debate

RCMP called to city hall amid petition against southside shelter

 

The Elks Hall on Tetrault, across the street from the new Mills Memorial Hospital project, has been sold to the Ksan Society. It plans on moving its down shelter on Lakelse Ave. to the location. (Staff photo)

Ksan shelter move awaits word on renovation grant

The old Elks Hall slated as new home for ‘low barrier’ homeless shelter

The Elks Hall on Tetrault, across the street from the new Mills Memorial Hospital project, has been sold to the Ksan Society. It plans on moving its down shelter on Lakelse Ave. to the location. (Staff photo)
A sign at a homeless camp in Terrace reads “liddle Vietnam.” (Natalia Balcerzak/Terrace Standard)

City continues “status quo” approach to homelessness

Terrace drops tent city plans as winter approaches

A sign at a homeless camp in Terrace reads “liddle Vietnam.” (Natalia Balcerzak/Terrace Standard)
The Tiny Home Village in Victoria’s North Park neighbourhood welcomed 30 residents in May 2021. (Black Press Media file photo)

Tiny home villages as solution to homelessness? 3 B.C. mayors say yes

Sites up and running in Victoria and Duncan, Port Alberni on its way to do the same

The Tiny Home Village in Victoria’s North Park neighbourhood welcomed 30 residents in May 2021. (Black Press Media file photo)
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The Elks Hall on Tetrault, across the street from the new Mills Memorial Hospital project, has been sold to the Ksan Society. It plans on moving its downtown shelter on Lakelse Ave. to the location. (Staff photo)

Elks Hall slated for new damp shelter location

Ksan Society buys hall to move shelter from downtown core

The Elks Hall on Tetrault, across the street from the new Mills Memorial Hospital project, has been sold to the Ksan Society. It plans on moving its downtown shelter on Lakelse Ave. to the location. (Staff photo)
BC Housing CEO Shayne Ramsey announced his retirement Aug. 2. (BC Housing website)

BC Housing CEO to step away after recent attacks on unhoused people, threats to himself

“I no longer have confidence I can solve the complex problems facing us”

BC Housing CEO Shayne Ramsey announced his retirement Aug. 2. (BC Housing website)
A homeless tent camp in 2019. (File photo/Terrace Standard)

Origin of Terrace homeless population confounds city council

Annual homeless count could be expanded into Thornhill next year

A homeless tent camp in 2019. (File photo/Terrace Standard)
Terrace city hall was proposed by staff as the best option for an overnight homeless camp. (File Photo/Terrace Standard)

Terrace city hall proposed as site for overnight tent city

City hall front lawn “the most logical place” for outdoor shelter space

Terrace city hall was proposed by staff as the best option for an overnight homeless camp. (File Photo/Terrace Standard)
Fire as seen by a morning commuter. (Submitted photo/ Trent West-Johnson)

Fire impacts Terrace encampment by CN railway tracks

“I noticed the entire camp was on fire going by,” says morning commuter.

Fire as seen by a morning commuter. (Submitted photo/ Trent West-Johnson)
Provincial mental health and addictions minister Sheila Malcolmson is in charge of expanding housing for vulnerable people across B.C. (Hansard TV)

Housing for the most vulnerable proposed for Terrace

Dedicated service being expanded across the province

Provincial mental health and addictions minister Sheila Malcolmson is in charge of expanding housing for vulnerable people across B.C. (Hansard TV)
Terry Teegee, B.C. regional chief of the Assembly of First Nations. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)

B.C. First Nations call for new approach to homelessness after Prince George drops tent city case

Regional Chief Terry Teegee called for “humane, evidence-based approaches” to homelessness in Prince George

Terry Teegee, B.C. regional chief of the Assembly of First Nations. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)
Walk With Me cultural safety production coordinator Darcy Honey is nice and comfortable inside the new mobile shelter. Photo by Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror

B.C. tiny home pods offer ‘emergency middle ground’ for unhoused people

Walk With Me Campbell River’s goal is to provide 30 units for people by fall 2022

Walk With Me cultural safety production coordinator Darcy Honey is nice and comfortable inside the new mobile shelter. Photo by Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror
Reacting to a Supreme Court ruling on Feb. 25, Terry Teegee, B.C. regional chief of the Assembly of First Nations said, “By continuing to target the unhoused, Prince George leadership have betrayed their commitments to reconciliation.” (Photo by Tom Fletcher)

B.C. First Nations applaud defeat of Prince George tent city injunction

B.C. Assembly of First Nations Regional Chief Terry Teegee called the ruling a ‘win for First Nations and human rights’

Reacting to a Supreme Court ruling on Feb. 25, Terry Teegee, B.C. regional chief of the Assembly of First Nations said, “By continuing to target the unhoused, Prince George leadership have betrayed their commitments to reconciliation.” (Photo by Tom Fletcher)
North Coast tenants in Prince Rupert, Terrace and Kitimat will be able to access expanded BC Rent Bank services for emergency assistance with rent and utilities through a new centralized homelessness prevention program, the Elizabeth Fry Society announced, on Nov. 23. (Photo: Langley Advance Times files)

BC Rent Bank program keeps tenants in homes with the heat on

A centralized homelessness prevention program expands to the North Coast

North Coast tenants in Prince Rupert, Terrace and Kitimat will be able to access expanded BC Rent Bank services for emergency assistance with rent and utilities through a new centralized homelessness prevention program, the Elizabeth Fry Society announced, on Nov. 23. (Photo: Langley Advance Times files)
BC Rent Bank helps people stay out of homelessness. Black Press stock photo.

BC Rent Bank sees daily applications triple in first day after province-wide roll out

Microloan program available in all areas of province

BC Rent Bank helps people stay out of homelessness. Black Press stock photo.
B.C. has the highest rate of evictions in the country according to a new UBC study. File Photo

UBC study finds more than 10 per cent of B.C. renters report being evicted

Province has highest rate of eviction in Canada — by almost 4 percentage points

B.C. has the highest rate of evictions in the country according to a new UBC study. File Photo
BC Housing minister David Eby. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito)

Eby jabs back against Penticton mayor’s ad urging BC Premier to intervene in shelter dispute

Eby writes that Penticton’s ‘serious’ social issues won’t improve under leadership of the mayor

BC Housing minister David Eby. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito)