Question of the Week | Aug. 29

Will levelling homeless camps have a positive effect?


BACKGROUND: Two homeless campsites set up on private property in Terrace have been cleared.

In the beginning of August, the property owner of the larger site north of Keith Ave. brought in crews to clear the land of trees and brush to discourage people from camping there. A dumpster and large pile of wood debris are all that remains.

It’s possible some tenants there had moved to the wooded vacant property on Little Ave. The city notified the property owner and the land was cleared Aug. 15.

The city’s strategy when dealing with complaints of homeless camps set up on private property is to have the bylaw officers notify the owner and ask that they clear the land.

Will levelling homeless camps have a positive effect?

FULL STORY: Two Terrace homeless campsites levelled

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