Residents of Vancouver tent city told structures will be removed

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Vancouver officials say temporary structures in a sidewalk tent city in the Downtown Eastside pose a fire hazard and will be removed immediately.

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Montgomery Hill August 3, 2022 - 6:57 PM

How about you introduce rent controls?!

thefowlyetti2 August 3, 2022 - 6:57 PM

Tent cities in Canada? Thats what you get for following the US model of how to run a country.

Justin Jensen in Current Events August 3, 2022 - 6:59 PM

I'm shocked and disgusted that homelessness has spread from L.A. to Vancouver! Vancouver never used to look so bad!

Maria C. August 3, 2022 - 7:07 PM

So if you can't do the job you should be Fired not given a retirement!

Barry White August 3, 2022 - 7:09 PM

Most of these people are suffering from addiction and mental health issues. Some may be treatable and can live normal lives, but not all.

Simply confiscating their tents is not even a bandaid of a solution. More like just scrubbing some of the dirt off of the wound.

Stoodmuffin Personal August 3, 2022 - 7:19 PM

Cant arrest people put of homelessness

Stoodmuffin Personal August 3, 2022 - 7:20 PM

Reminders that rents are going up and wages are not

Repure August 3, 2022 - 7:20 PM

It's a nice reminder to us all that before sending money to other countries as foreign aid, they need to start looking at home first.

elena monteagudo August 3, 2022 - 7:21 PM


PA G August 3, 2022 - 7:27 PM

Canadians …

trex144 August 3, 2022 - 7:32 PM

Drugs and mental health

wandering sword August 3, 2022 - 7:40 PM

Looks like Paddy's Pub.

Wise guy August 3, 2022 - 7:47 PM

We need more refugees and keep ignoring the homeless