Question of the Week | July 25

Should the City of Terrace set up a sanctioned area for homeless campers?


Around 40 people including business owners, social service workers and concerned residents listened to city staff discuss homelessness during a committee of the whole meeting on July 17.

What to do about what’s commonly known as “Tent City” on the north side of Keith Ave. just west of the Dudley Little Bridge has proved itself to be a polarizing issue for Terrace residents.

The tents were erected on private property back in April, varying in number from four to 12, with residents ranging between the ages of 22-50.

Its visibility to drivers has escalated debate about the city’s homeless population and the problems perceived to come from it.

The city says a developer representative, who lives in Kitimat, will be sending crews to the property in the coming weeks to start removing trees and leveling the property to make it less attractive to tenters.

It’s expected that once the occupants are asked to leave they will migrate to a different part of the city.

Should the City of Terrace set up a sanctioned area for homeless campers?

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