city of victoria

May 25 2020-5

Deadline for ending sheltering in parks pushed back to end of April

City and province have signed memorandum but questions remain On March 22, the City of Victoria signed a memorandum of understanding with the Province of British Columbia. With the province…
tent is my home poster in Beacon Hill Park

Life in a piece of fabric: people living in Beacon Hill Park relocate, face harassment

Injunction by City of Victoria sees campers move to more exposed locations of Beacon Hill Park and shines a light on the everyday hardships facing Victoria’s street community On July…
Shea Smith, a member of Victoria's street community, stands with his dog in front of a tarp that reads "stand fast"

Treatment of the street community in response to COVID-19 brings criticism from camp residents and activists

Disposal of property, lack of support, and inadequate housing amongst grievances for the homeless in Victoria The tent camps at Topaz Park and Pandora Avenue were dismantled between May 20…

Victoria to remove statue of John A. Macdonald

Statue could start coming down as soon as Saturday A little over a year since UVic removed the name of Joseph Trutch from one of its residency buildings, the City…