homeless housing

Salmon Arm's Downtown Activity Centre is the site of a temporary emergency shelter until April 30, 2023. (File photo)

Salmon Arm councillor speaks to concerns around newly opened emergency shelter

Letter writer says children in day care in same building at ‘extreme risk’

 

(Brittany Webster/Black Press Media file)

Kelowna launches innovative new thermal beds for those experiencing homelessness

The 20 one-person and seven two-person shelters will provide warmth to 34 Kelowna residents

 

Rainbow House or by the Kwak’wala word Gukwas sa Wagalus, and is the first of its kind in the country. Photo by Ali Roddam

Vancouver Island 2SLGBTQ+ youth housing project will be the first of its kind in Canada

Gukwas sa Wagalus or Rainbow House first of its kind in Canada

  • Jan 25, 2023

 

The survey, conducted by Henluk Consulting Ltd., gathered information from people who are homeless, living on the streets, living in emergency shelters, and those at risk of homelessness.  (Black Press file photo)

People accessing help in West Kelowna just want food and warmth: Survey

Approximately 77 per cent of respondents said they accessed services for shelter, food, and clothing

The survey, conducted by Henluk Consulting Ltd., gathered information from people who are homeless, living on the streets, living in emergency shelters, and those at risk of homelessness.  (Black Press file photo)
A sea can with a generator, along with two porta potties, were delivered to 3rd Street SE on Tuesday night, Dec. 20, near the tent encampment on the east side of the street. (Martha Wickett-Salmon Arm Observer)

‘It’s so wrong’: Inaction as temperature drops spurs Salmon Arm resident to set up sea can shelter

Concerned citizens provide heated space, porta potties for people without homes

A sea can with a generator, along with two porta potties, were delivered to 3rd Street SE on Tuesday night, Dec. 20, near the tent encampment on the east side of the street. (Martha Wickett-Salmon Arm Observer)
A Journey Home spokesman said there are about 130 people experiencing homelessness in Kelowna. (Black Press/File photo)

New program shows real-time availability of shelter beds in Kelowna

On Nov.22, at 2p.m. Kelowna had two shelter beds available for adults

A Journey Home spokesman said there are about 130 people experiencing homelessness in Kelowna. (Black Press/File photo)
Snow falls on tents in Salmon Arm but no appropriate site for a shelter for people without homes has been found yet. (Martha Wickett-Salmon Arm Observer)

Funding in place but search for shelter site for those without homes so far fruitless

BC Housing continues to work with partners in community to find appropriate site

Snow falls on tents in Salmon Arm but no appropriate site for a shelter for people without homes has been found yet. (Martha Wickett-Salmon Arm Observer)
Candles used for light and warmth at Kelowna’s Tent City (Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)

3 blazes in a week at Kelowna’s Tent City has residents calling for extinguishers

Many people are using candles, wood fires and propane heaters to stay warm

Candles used for light and warmth at Kelowna’s Tent City (Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)
The truck incident victim's tent was stationed beside the blue tent, in the left of the photo. The victim was dragged, while trapped in his tent, to the end of the skid marks on the Rail Trail pathway, beside the shopping cart (Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)

Kelowna encampment fears for safety after ‘horror’ of truck crash through fence into resident

Residents of Tent City say the incident was like something out of a horror movie

The truck incident victim's tent was stationed beside the blue tent, in the left of the photo. The victim was dragged, while trapped in his tent, to the end of the skid marks on the Rail Trail pathway, beside the shopping cart (Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)
Photos were taken with permission of a man concealing his identity, and his belongings (Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)
Photos were taken with permission of a man concealing his identity, and his belongings (Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)
Black Press Media (File photo)

Housing and healthcare supports coming for vulnerable Central Okanagan residents

New complex care spaces are expected to open this winter

Black Press Media (File photo)
Temporary encampments around town have prompted politicians to look at a designated space for the homeless to set up their tents and RVs. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star file)

Homeless campsite sought for Vernon’s most vulnerable

Overnight space needed with city’s .7 per cent vacancy rate

Temporary encampments around town have prompted politicians to look at a designated space for the homeless to set up their tents and RVs. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star file)
Photo taken with permission of a woman who had a seizure, due in part to the extreme heat in Kelowna (Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)

Kelowna’s vulnerable want to shelter from heat wave, but bylaw requires they move

Bylaw requires residents of homeless encampment to pack-up and leave each morning

Photo taken with permission of a woman who had a seizure, due in part to the extreme heat in Kelowna (Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)
The Salvation Army’s Lighthouse Shelter in Salmon Arm will close its doors permanently on May 31, 2022. Plans are underway to come up with options that better meet the needs of people who are without homes. (File photo)

Lighthouse Shelter in Salmon Arm to close its doors permanently May 31

Groups working together to provide options that better meet needs of individuals

The Salvation Army’s Lighthouse Shelter in Salmon Arm will close its doors permanently on May 31, 2022. Plans are underway to come up with options that better meet the needs of people who are without homes. (File photo)
(Photo/Turning Points Collaborative Society)

Leases extended at 2 Kelowna shelters for people experiencing homelessness

Need for shelter services in Kelowna ‘greater than ever’

(Photo/Turning Points Collaborative Society)
Walk With Me cultural safety production coordinator Darcy Honey is nice and comfortable inside the new mobile shelter. Photo by Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror

B.C. tiny home pods offer ‘emergency middle ground’ for unhoused people

Walk With Me Campbell River’s goal is to provide 30 units for people by fall 2022

Walk With Me cultural safety production coordinator Darcy Honey is nice and comfortable inside the new mobile shelter. Photo by Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror
Tent camp in Beacon Hill Park, Victoria B.C., April 2021. Campers in urban regions are often people who have refused shelter space, or have been expelled from local shelters. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press Media)

Surrey, Abbotsford, Vancouver get first centres for homeless people

Mayors called for end to ‘catch and release’ justice system

Tent camp in Beacon Hill Park, Victoria B.C., April 2021. Campers in urban regions are often people who have refused shelter space, or have been expelled from local shelters. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press Media)
Tent in the snow along Rail Trail, Kelowna (Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)

Kelowna emergency shelter cannot accommodate increased demand, people sleep outside

Kelowna Gospel Mission does not have enough beds for Kelowna homeless and flood evacuees

Tent in the snow along Rail Trail, Kelowna (Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)
Penticton mayor John Vassilaki and Minister of Housing David Eby have been battling over the Victory Church shelter and BC Housing projects in the city. (File photos)

Battle between Penticton and B.C. over homeless shelter officially before the court

The city filed their official petition before the Supreme Court on Wednesday, July 6

Penticton mayor John Vassilaki and Minister of Housing David Eby have been battling over the Victory Church shelter and BC Housing projects in the city. (File photos)
Penticton mayor John Vassilaki and Minister of Housing David Eby have been battling over the Victory Church shelter and BC Housing projects in the city. (File photos)

Penticton paramountcy sparks Vernon vote

Heavy hand of B.C. government over homeless

Penticton mayor John Vassilaki and Minister of Housing David Eby have been battling over the Victory Church shelter and BC Housing projects in the city. (File photos)