Housing and Homelessness

From left are panelists Brian McCaulay, Ian Buck and Maris MacDonald, followed by moderator Ammar Mahimwalla. Photo by Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror

Housing faces myriad hurdles, but there are solutions within community

‘Stop talking like it’s an emergency and start acting like it’s an emergency’ — panelist

 

North Island-Powell River MP Rachel Blaney addresses the room at the Vital Conversation on Housing Security in Campbell River. Photo by Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror

Campbell River Community Foundation hosts Vital Conversation on housing

‘This event is about housing across the spectrum, housing for everyone’ — Foundation Executive Director

 

FILE - Premier David Eby announced his plan to create a new ministry solely devoted to housing on Nov. 22, 2022. (Credit: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito)

Eby to create new ministry solely devoted to B.C. housing crisis

Housing currently overseen by attorney general

 

The Campbell River Community Centre will be used as an extreme weather shelter on Nov. 8. File photo

Extreme Weather Shelter activated at Campbell River Community Centre

Overnight temperatures could reach -4 C, prompting shelter activation

The Campbell River Community Centre will be used as an extreme weather shelter on Nov. 8. File photo
Black Press Media file photo

Homelessness in Kelowna tripled in size in the last year: Bylaw

The cleaning of ‘Tent City’ required a backhoe, a dump truck, and about 20 RCMP and bylaw officers

Black Press Media file photo
The Tiny Home Village in Victoria’s North Park neighbourhood welcomed 30 residents in May 2021. (Black Press Media file photo)

Tiny home villages as solution to homelessness? 3 B.C. mayors say yes

Sites up and running in Victoria and Duncan, Port Alberni on its way to do the same

The Tiny Home Village in Victoria’s North Park neighbourhood welcomed 30 residents in May 2021. (Black Press Media file photo)
The emergency weather shelter was previously run at 690 Evergreen Road. However, because of limited space and staffing, the Coalition to End Homelessness is hoping to find a larger and more accessible space for this year. Photo courtesy Sue Moen

Homelessness coalition holding info night about Extreme Weather Response

Information session held Sept. 15 at Campbell River Library

The emergency weather shelter was previously run at 690 Evergreen Road. However, because of limited space and staffing, the Coalition to End Homelessness is hoping to find a larger and more accessible space for this year. Photo courtesy Sue Moen
The emergency weather shelter was previously run at 690 Evergreen Road. However, because of limited space and staffing, the Coalition to End Homelessness is hoping to find a larger and more accessible space for this year. Photo courtesy Sue Moen

Campbell River has everything it needs for an extreme weather shelter except staff

Coalition to End Homelessness looking for staff for extreme weather shelter this year

The emergency weather shelter was previously run at 690 Evergreen Road. However, because of limited space and staffing, the Coalition to End Homelessness is hoping to find a larger and more accessible space for this year. Photo courtesy Sue Moen
BC Housing CEO Shayne Ramsey announced his retirement Aug. 2. (BC Housing website)

BC Housing CEO to step away after recent attacks on unhoused people, threats to himself

“I no longer have confidence I can solve the complex problems facing us”

BC Housing CEO Shayne Ramsey announced his retirement Aug. 2. (BC Housing website)
The Strathcona Regional District has seen housing costs rise faster than income rates. Photo by Marc Kitteringham - Campbell River Mirror

Housing cost vs. income gap means affordability not improving soon: SRD review

‘Dramatic interventions’ from government would help lessen housing pressure — housing consultant

The Strathcona Regional District has seen housing costs rise faster than income rates. Photo by Marc Kitteringham - Campbell River Mirror
The density of empty bedrooms in Campbell River fluctuates between 20 and 55 per cent, depending on location, according to Statistics Canada Data. Darker areas have more empty bedrooms. Map data courtesy Statistics Canada, map courtesy censusmapper.ca.

40% of Campbell River bedrooms empty, Coalition to End Homelessness has plan to fill them

Home sharing matches people with spare rooms with those looking for housing

The density of empty bedrooms in Campbell River fluctuates between 20 and 55 per cent, depending on location, according to Statistics Canada Data. Darker areas have more empty bedrooms. Map data courtesy Statistics Canada, map courtesy censusmapper.ca.
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MARC’S SPIN: Let’s say yes to more

Things are always changing, we might as well embrace it

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Sue Moen is championing the idea of a YIMBY (Yes in my backyard) group in Campbell River. The Rose Harbour development is an example of the community coming together to show the need for beneficial housing projects. Photo by Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror

Campbell River group wants to say “Yes in my backyard”

Those interested invited to help educate, advocate and speak for positive housing development

Sue Moen is championing the idea of a YIMBY (Yes in my backyard) group in Campbell River. The Rose Harbour development is an example of the community coming together to show the need for beneficial housing projects. Photo by Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror
The Hama?Elas Community Kitchen in downtown Campbell River is one of the services that stands to benefit from the second round of funding. Photo by Marc Kitteringham, Campbell River Mirror

Strathcona Regional District to apply for more Strengthening Communities Services Program funding

Report highlights successes so far, and ‘identifies gaps that need to be addressed’ says director

The Hama?Elas Community Kitchen in downtown Campbell River is one of the services that stands to benefit from the second round of funding. Photo by Marc Kitteringham, Campbell River Mirror
Friends on the street outside the community kitchen in Campbell River. Photo courtesy Michelle Downey

What does homelessness really look like?

‘This place is like a community. They help each other and look out for their needs’ — Michelle Downey

  • Mar 30, 2022
Friends on the street outside the community kitchen in Campbell River. Photo courtesy Michelle Downey
Shawn Decaire from Kwesa Place unveils the “Angel Pod” tiny home concept at the Campbell River Art Gallery. Photo by Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror

Tiny Home pods for unhoused people unveiled in Campbell River

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

Shawn Decaire from Kwesa Place unveils the “Angel Pod” tiny home concept at the Campbell River Art Gallery. Photo by Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror
The SRD is looking for input about what housing needs electoral area residents are facing. Photo by Sean Feagan / Campbell River Mirror.

SRD launches housing needs assessment survey

Electoral area residents invited to share about their housing needs

The SRD is looking for input about what housing needs electoral area residents are facing. Photo by Sean Feagan / Campbell River Mirror.
Agnes Thomas constructs a dream catcher at the Campbell River Art Gallery. Photo by Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror
Agnes Thomas constructs a dream catcher at the Campbell River Art Gallery. Photo by Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror
From left are resident Roberta Rydeen, housing support worker Lonnie Howat and resident Brenda Seaton-England in the Q’waxsem Place courtyard. Photo by Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror

Q’waxsem Place one year later

90 per cent of residents still calling Q’waxsem Place home

From left are resident Roberta Rydeen, housing support worker Lonnie Howat and resident Brenda Seaton-England in the Q’waxsem Place courtyard. Photo by Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror
Walk With Me will be returning to Campbell River this spring. Photo courtesy Strathcona Regional District

Volunteer Campbell River hosting cultural awareness workshops this spring

Suite of workshops will help reduce stigma, encourage anti-racism and improve mental health in area

  • Mar 9, 2022
Walk With Me will be returning to Campbell River this spring. Photo courtesy Strathcona Regional District
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