Man experiencing homelessness run over, pepper-sprayed in Nanaimo, RCMP say

VANCOUVER — Police in Nanaimo say they are investigating a disturbing incident in which a person experiencing homelessness was run over and pepper-sprayed in the city. The incident occurred around 9:30 p.m. Saturday on Victoria Avenue near 102nd Street, Nanaimo RCMP said in a news release. Police said they received “numerous reports from independent witnesses” […]

Chronic homelessness in Waterloo Region climbs 34 per cent in 6 months

WATERLOO — The number of people experiencing chronic homelessness in the Waterloo Region increased by 34 per cent in just six months. There were 271 people who were identified as chronically homeless in November 2020. By May 2021, that number jumped to 365. The term chronically homeless is defined as someone who was homeless for […]

New air-conditioner policy leaves Moncton family on the verge of homelessness

NB Housing tenant can’t afford new air conditioner mandated by Department of Social Development A Moncton woman is worried a new NB Housing air-conditioner policy will leave her family homeless by the end of the month. Just last year, an NB Housing maintenance worker manually installed two window units in Shawna Stiles’s four-plex home — […]

Homeless Halifax man worries city will come after tents

Andrew Smith spent Saturday fearing he’d lose his home.  The tent he’s lived in for the entire pandemic was nearly ripped apart by a storm that swept through Halifax on Friday night.  He’d been on edge since Friday evening after learning about the city’s abrupt crackdown on 14 crisis shelters set up in Halifax and […]

Canada Supports Rapid Housing Projects in Niagara Region

NIAGARA, ON, July 9, 2021 /CNW/ – Every Canadian deserves a safe and affordable place to call home. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has increased the need for affordable housing and led to rising levels of homelessness. The Government of Canada created a national strategy to build hundreds of thousands of units and provide affordable housing to […]