tent city

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…

“Years in the making”: Innovative community responses to food insecurity during COVID-19

As food banks are tightening their belts, some are looking at gardens for their potential. Others look to more radical ways to combat food insecurity.

Camp on the run

Namegans Nation and the case for community While the socioeconomic causes of homelessness are well understood, victims are still blamed as if they caused the problem themselves. Countless solutions have…

Namegans Nation seeks community connection as means of survival

On Sept. 11, the B.C. Supreme Court ordered the established community of Namegans Nation to vacate their camp in Regina Park, Saanich. The Court allowed only two days for the…

Poverty and homelessness are not a “nuisance”

The Province of British Columbia’s failed injunction against the tent city on the grounds of the provincial courts sets precedent in a positive direction. Law tends to follow precedents of…

Tent city persistence meets local resistance

On Monday, Jan. 11, residents of the Victoria tent city — now known as Super InTent City — held a news conference in response to the government’s advisory stating that they find alternative shelter.…