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#23141 spanky123

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Posted 11 July 2021 - 10:35 AM

Central Saanich is calling on the province to give preferential treatment to three categories of individuals, including seniors, when it comes to the supportive housing project under construction on Prosser Road.

At its June 28 meeting, council approved a motion co-sponsored by Couns. Niall Paltiel and Bob Thompson requesting a preferred outcome for people meeting at least one of three profiles.

They include stabilized individuals who are working on achieving employment and looking for a secure and drug-free environment to transition from an at-risk environment; local and First Nations residents displaced due to a lack of housing and appropriate treatment now looking to return to a more familiar environment; and seniors looking for a safe and substance-free environment to transition from an at-risk environment.


https://www.vicnews....rosser-project/

 

Good luck. I think everyone knows the project will not be drug free.



#23142 tommy

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Posted 11 July 2021 - 10:56 AM

Good luck. I think everyone knows the project will not be drug free.

Good luck. I think everyone knows the project will  be free drugs.


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#23143 pontcanna

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Posted 11 July 2021 - 02:59 PM

Person experiencing homelessness struck intentionally by motorist in Nanaimo

Incident happened Saturday, July 10, on Victoria Avenue

July 11, 2021

RCMP believe a person experiencing homelessness was intentionally struck by a motorist last night in Nanaimo’s Wellington area.

The incident happened Saturday, July 10, at 9:30 p.m. at Victoria Avenue near 102nd Street, according to a Nanaimo RCMP press release. Police say a male victim was pushing a shopping cart along Victoria Road when a black car with several occupants slowed and stopped.

“The victim and those in the vehicle exchanged words and then the driver of the suspect vehicle reportedly sped up and drove over the man, knocking him to the ground,” noted the release. “Witnesses said one of the occupants got out of the car and discharged pepper spray at the victim as he lay on the ground.”

 

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#23144 A Girl is No one

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Posted 11 July 2021 - 04:56 PM

Man bites dog

#23145 LJ

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Posted 11 July 2021 - 07:03 PM

ID everyone before they enter a store. This is not rocket science! 

You may not have watched/read the article, it doesn't matter who they are, the police won't attend and no charges will be laid.

 

These are survival crimes don't ya know, everyone needs a few hundred dollars worth of hair products.


Life's a journey......so roll down the window and enjoy the breeze.

#23146 JimV

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Posted 12 July 2021 - 10:41 AM

Those black cars, they can be dangerous.



#23147 pontcanna

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Posted 13 July 2021 - 06:04 AM

-Mr. Murray is confusing parole with probation.
 
Screen the dangerous from the unfortunate

Letters to the Editor - Times Colonist - 13 Jul 2021

Willi Boepple makes a point, repeatedly, in her July 7 piece describing the homeless experience: There are a lot of violent criminals to be found in that population, who make the lives of the homeless much direr than they already are.

We read about them regularly in the TC. The story invariably ends with the words “was released on recognizance with a promise to appear,” or “several outstanding warrants,” or that old favourite, “violation of the terms of parole.”
 
More: https://www.timescol...nate-1.24341506

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#23148 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 16 July 2021 - 08:54 AM

Poitras said the partnership between the MNA and the community is similar to a project in Grande Prairie she said started with her office almost 20 years ago. By working with the Grande Prairie city council of the day, Poitras said they were able to move homeless camps from along the river banks to a formal camp area near the municipal offices. From there, she said, permanent structures have been built and purchased, becoming part of one of the province's most successful municipal homeless campaigns.

 

According to the City of Grande Prairie website, the most recent survey shows 228 people identifying as homeless out of a population of about 65,000. The latest figures are double what they were from the survey two years before. The survey also breaks down the current homeless population by identifying that more than 50 per cent identify as Indigenous. Almost half of the people recorded in the most current survey are also new to that community, saying they came to Grande Prairie with a year of the survey, mainly for the homeless resources offered.

 

https://www.lakeland...ss-camp-3683976


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#23149 Nparker

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Posted 16 July 2021 - 08:55 AM

Build it and they will come.


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#23150 A Girl is No one

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Posted 16 July 2021 - 09:54 AM

Add to this all the other services offered in Victoria and the much more desirable location, the draw into Victoria would be (is) much greater.
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Posted 19 July 2021 - 09:13 AM

Blocking two bridges is ambitious. 

 

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#23152 Nparker

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Posted 19 July 2021 - 09:52 AM

Arrest every one of them.


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#23153 A Girl is No one

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Posted 19 July 2021 - 10:37 AM

Blocking two bridges is ambitious.

So what are they complaining about now? They got housing. They are getting their drugs of choice at no cost to them…. What more do they want? I’m genuinely puzzled.

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#23154 tommy

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Posted 19 July 2021 - 10:41 AM

because we aren't spending enough on solutions that don't work yet...

 

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#23155 A Girl is No one

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Posted 19 July 2021 - 11:14 AM

So one full time city staff will fix homelessness?? We could have saved a lot of money! (Just kidding)

#23156 Love the rock

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Posted 19 July 2021 - 11:54 AM

I don’t think it’s a coincidence that the cities that give the most support to addicts and homeless (Vancouver,Victoria,

Portland ,Seattle ) have protesters always wanting more .

The protesters  know they already have the ear of the local government nothing to loose by pushing the envelope.

 

 


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#23157 Midnightly

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Posted 19 July 2021 - 01:39 PM

blocking one bridge is ambitious blocking two.. not sure if they can manage that... you need a huge amount of people to be able to do that... and even when they tried last time before millions was spent on housing they couldn't manage that...

 

from what i read on that twitter page is the person who runs it was kicked out of the hotel he was in due to a fire/flood in the unit above and is pissed that he didn't get placed in another unit somewhere... that and he just seems angry every time people don't jump to help him, after all it's everyone else's fault... yet in all the time he was housed he never made an effort to go out and get a job and become independent to be able to move out of the hotel


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#23158 pontcanna

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Posted 19 July 2021 - 08:17 PM

Champion for Victoria’s most vulnerable Reverend Al Tysick retires

July 19, 2021
 
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Reverend Al Tysick has spent countless hours on the streets of Victoria, helping the city’s most vulnerable

“I think the most rewarding part is just sitting beside somebody on the sidewalk and listening to their story, and being one with them,” Rev. Al Tysick said.

Now, at the age of 75, Rev. Al is retiring for good and he’s just grateful he could give back.
 


 


#23159 Sparky

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Posted 19 July 2021 - 09:26 PM

Co-dependant.
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#23160 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 19 July 2021 - 10:38 PM

With his retirement, the Dandelion Society is being taken over by Our Place. Tysick called it “a natural fit.”

 

“Our Place is a sanctuary for people who need somewhere to get off the street, while Dandelion helps those who are hidden away.”

 

His son, Jordan, already works at Our Place and will run the Dandelion Society from there.

 

“It’s a nice handing over of the flame to the next generation,” Daly said.

 

Tysick also has another son, Jerrod, and a daughter, Alicia.

 

He said the people he has reached out to for so long will always be on his mind, and that deciding to retire has been “an emotional roller coaster in many ways.”

 

“They’ve given me as much as I’ll ever give them,” Tysick said. “People keep on talking about what I’ve done, but boy, the street population has been good to me, and the City of Victoria has been very, very generous over the years.”

 

 

 

https://www.timescol...tion-1.24343920


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