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#23201 A Girl is No one

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Posted 10 September 2021 - 04:43 PM

Have there been some? I thought the whole idea of getting them all free housing was to avoid the disease…
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Posted 10 September 2021 - 04:48 PM

Have there been some? I thought the whole idea of getting them all free housing was to avoid the disease…


Multiple clusters of COVID-19 cases have been identified in Victoria’s temporary housing facilities.

BC Housing confirmed the presence of several cases among residents of its housing sites Friday.

https://vancouverisl...sites-1.5580673

#23203 A Girl is No one

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Posted 10 September 2021 - 08:54 PM

That’s disturbing: my husband was at Yates market today ne a homeless woman was standing right by the door coughing non stop! No mask or anything…
Lots of strange tap-dancing in that article…
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#23204 A Girl is No one

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Posted 10 September 2021 - 08:59 PM

Another good reason not to go downtown anymore
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#23205 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 11 September 2021 - 04:16 AM

Lots of strange tap-dancing in that article…


Sure is.

#23206 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 11 September 2021 - 05:07 AM

@charlesbodi on Twitter:


Bylaw has STOPPED enforcing camping on the 900-blk of Pandora

Tents are now forming on 800-blk Pandora

24/7 camping is here to stay

Why aren't they cleaning up?

Turns out, @CityOfVictoria Clean Up Crew refuse to go due to safety concerns

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COVID ALERT

There are reports of over 30 Covid-19 cases at 844 Johnson St

There are cases in Paul's Motor Inn & Comfort Inn

Safe Injection Sites, like SOLID, are changing PPE between each client

These are considered high-risk areas due to low covid vaccine #'s

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#23207 A Girl is No one

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Posted 11 September 2021 - 05:39 AM

They should send social workers…(might actually work)

So they are infected and allowed to live outside and do whatever they want?

That homeless woman by the door of Yates market yesterday was deliberately couching on people as they exited the store. The security guard was there and said nothing.

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#23208 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 11 September 2021 - 05:48 AM

So they are infected and allowed to live outside and do whatever they want?

 

they cannot go to The Keg starting this Monday.


Edited by Victoria Watcher, 11 September 2021 - 05:48 AM.

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#23209 A Girl is No one

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Posted 11 September 2021 - 06:04 AM

they cannot go to The Keg starting this Monday.

Not if Pivot legal society gets their way. They want exemptions for homeless people.

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Posted 11 September 2021 - 06:07 AM

Not if Pivot legal society gets their way. They want exemptions for homeless people.


Why? I mean I’m opposed to the vaccine passports but why would homeless be exempt? They can get the paper pdf or QR or whatever. Homeless can also get replacement ID no charge.

Quebec excepted homeless. Not sure how that is working.

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#23211 A Girl is No one

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Posted 11 September 2021 - 06:20 AM

Why? I mean I’m opposed to the vaccine passports but why would homeless be exempt? They can get the paper pdf or QR or whatever. Homeless can also get replacement ID no charge.

Quebec excepted homeless. Not sure how that is working.

I think they cited lack of ID

#23212 A Girl is No one

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Posted 11 September 2021 - 06:24 AM

https://www.msn.com/...-say/ar-AANSSFf

Lack of ID and this - dignity:
« There's got to be a way for these people to access services in a dignified way, where they're not shunned or told to go away because they don't have a passport," she said.« 

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#23213 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 11 September 2021 - 06:31 AM

As I say. There are free ID clinics regularly in the city. The charity picks up the replacement cost.

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#23214 A Girl is No one

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Posted 11 September 2021 - 06:41 AM

As I say. There are free ID clinics regularly in the city. The charity picks up the replacement cost.

That’s never stopped a NGO!
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Posted 11 September 2021 - 08:00 AM

 

There's got to be a way for these people to access services in a dignified way, where they're not shunned or told to go away because they don't have a passport

Aren't all essential services - going to McDonald's etc. - exempt from "passport" requirements?


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Posted 11 September 2021 - 09:33 AM

Aren't all essential services - going to McDonald's etc. - exempt from "passport" requirements?

Is McDonald's  inside area open? If so, I feel bad for the kids working there. I read somewhere a few weeks ago that Mcdonalds was considering closing the inside again and just doing drive thru.


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Posted 15 September 2021 - 05:19 AM

But two months later, Nancy, who didn’t want her last name to be published, is angry and fearful.

 

Over the weekend, the gate leading into her condominium’s parking garage and storage lockers was vandalized. In late August, six storage lockers were ransacked and looted.

 

There is screaming and yelling at all hours, suspicious and strung-out people lurking near ground-floor windows and daily calls to police, ambulance and the fire department, she said.

 

Nancy said she encountered a person who was ­acting strangely walking toward her while she was on her way home from getting groceries at nearby Fairway Market.

 

She turned around and walked the other way, waiting in Shelbourne Plaza until the path was clear to walk home.

 

“It was scary … this is in the middle of the day,” the senior said. “What [the provincial ­government] is doing isn’t working. It’s only making ­people feel frustrated and frightened.”

 

 

 

https://www.timescol...idst-1.24357949


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#23218 mbjj

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Posted 15 September 2021 - 02:48 PM

That’s disturbing: my husband was at Yates market today ne a homeless woman was standing right by the door coughing non stop! No mask or anything…
Lots of strange tap-dancing in that article…

Is that the lady who's always there doing sketches or something on the sidewalk? She always seems to be there. I have to say there are stores and places we will definitely be avoiding for a while. 



#23219 A Girl is No one

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Posted 15 September 2021 - 03:06 PM

No, she was a different one. Never seen her before. Don’t know if she’s still there because we haven’t gone back there since and don’t plan on going anytime soon.
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Posted 15 September 2021 - 04:58 PM

I just find the Oak Bay area much more pleasant. 


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