Homeless

White Rock’s extreme weather shelter had a busy night as they supported people in the community experiencing homelessness to have a safe and warm place to take shelter in. (Engaged Communities/Twitter video screenshot)

Extreme Weather shelter in Lower Mainland sees highest number of unhoused people during snow storm

Some unhoused people have jobs, but cost of living is too high for shelter, says organization

 

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Extreme weather alert issued by Langley’s Gateway of Hope

Homeless advised to come to shelter

  • Nov 27, 2022

 

chaplain, pastor Max Dávila, and a Fraser Valley Adventist Academy student holding donations that were brought into the school. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Students spearhead food drive Sunday

Fraser Valley Adventist Academy kids collecting non-perishables for homeless and food bank

 

Aldergrove’s 17-year-old Soleina Hunter organized blanket and warm clothing donation drive at Aldergrove Plaza on Saturday, Oct. 15. (Langley Advance Times files)

Langley organizations gear up for blanket drives a little early this year

Multiple donation events happening in the community

Aldergrove’s 17-year-old Soleina Hunter organized blanket and warm clothing donation drive at Aldergrove Plaza on Saturday, Oct. 15. (Langley Advance Times files)
A homeless person pushed a cart down a back alley in Langley City on Monday, Nov. 14. A new 10-point action plans aims to improve services for the homeless in Langley by improving coordination between the different agencies and levels of government, as well as closing gaps in services. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

A 10-point plan to tackle homelessness in Langley has support from all three levels of government

Haven’t seen this much ‘buy-in’ before, says chair of Langley Housing and Homelessness Action Table

A homeless person pushed a cart down a back alley in Langley City on Monday, Nov. 14. A new 10-point action plans aims to improve services for the homeless in Langley by improving coordination between the different agencies and levels of government, as well as closing gaps in services. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
The One Night Out fundraiser invites public to spend a night out in the open to raise awareness and money for vulnerable youth living without shelter. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
The One Night Out fundraiser invites public to spend a night out in the open to raise awareness and money for vulnerable youth living without shelter. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
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Extreme weather alert issued by Langley’s Gateway of Hope

Homeless advised to come to shelter

  • Nov 2, 2022
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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
Aldergrove’s 17-year-old Soleina Hunter organized blanket and warm clothing donation drive at Aldergrove Plaza on Saturday, Oct. 15. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)

17-year old’s passion for community service receives support from dozens

Aldergrove girl partnered with Gateway of Hope for her project

Aldergrove’s 17-year-old Soleina Hunter organized blanket and warm clothing donation drive at Aldergrove Plaza on Saturday, Oct. 15. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
More than two dozen people have died of overdoses and accidents on Langley streets since 2012. (Langley Advance Times files)

Langley saw 25 accidental homeless deaths in a decade

People are dying on the streets at a higher rate than ever before

More than two dozen people have died of overdoses and accidents on Langley streets since 2012. (Langley Advance Times files)
FILE – Indigenous organizations, tent city residents and others hold a news conference outside the former single room occupancy Balmoral Hotel to protest the city’s ongoing removal of a homeless encampment on the sidewalks in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, on Tuesday, August 16, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

75% spike: 247 people experiencing homelessness died in 2021 in B.C.

Increase in lives lost fuelled by the ongoing toxic drug poisonings

FILE – Indigenous organizations, tent city residents and others hold a news conference outside the former single room occupancy Balmoral Hotel to protest the city’s ongoing removal of a homeless encampment on the sidewalks in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, on Tuesday, August 16, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A man using a rolling walker walks on the street past tents setup on the sidewalk at a sprawling homeless encampment on East Hastings Street in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, on August 16, 2022. The city has been clearing the street in accordance with a safety order by the city’s fire chief. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Judicial review sought of fire order to remove tents off Vancouver street

Petition argues fire chief made order without procedural fairness to those living on Hastings Street

A man using a rolling walker walks on the street past tents setup on the sidewalk at a sprawling homeless encampment on East Hastings Street in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, on August 16, 2022. The city has been clearing the street in accordance with a safety order by the city’s fire chief. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A person living in a tent (not pictured) was run over and dragged by the driver of a Dodge Ram at the Rail Trail homeless encampment. The person was taken to hospital with significant injuries. (Facebook)

UPDATE: Charges laid after man dragged through encampment by truck

Driver arrested; Victim taken to hospital with serious injuries

A person living in a tent (not pictured) was run over and dragged by the driver of a Dodge Ram at the Rail Trail homeless encampment. The person was taken to hospital with significant injuries. (Facebook)
A police vehicle was hit by gunfire Monday, July 25, 2022. A local resident wanted to reach out to the police hours after the shooting to express his gratitude for the work they do. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

LETTER: Praise offered to law enforcement over Langley mass shooting

Local resident appreciates the work they do and is grateful to have received emergency alert

  • Jul 29, 2022
A police vehicle was hit by gunfire Monday, July 25, 2022. A local resident wanted to reach out to the police hours after the shooting to express his gratitude for the work they do. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
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)
Salvation Army Gateway of Hope Residential Services Manager Cristina Schneiter said due to Monday’s fatal shooting of two people, the shelter will be opening 15 additional beds for homeless people. (Langley Advance Times file)
Salvation Army Gateway of Hope Residential Services Manager Cristina Schneiter said due to Monday’s fatal shooting of two people, the shelter will be opening 15 additional beds for homeless people. (Langley Advance Times file)
Stephan Steinfest, who lives on the street in Langley City, predicted there will be more shootings of homeless people as harassment escalates. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Stephan Steinfest, who lives on the street in Langley City, predicted there will be more shootings of homeless people as harassment escalates. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Tents and other structures are seen in an aerial view at a homeless encampment in Vancouver, B.C., on Friday, April 30, 2021. The City of Prince George, B.C., has apologized for the harm it caused to vulnerable people when it removed their structures from a homeless camp.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Prince George apologizes for taking down part of a homeless camp

Judge finds that Prince George ‘inflicted serious harm on vulnerable people’

Tents and other structures are seen in an aerial view at a homeless encampment in Vancouver, B.C., on Friday, April 30, 2021. The City of Prince George, B.C., has apologized for the harm it caused to vulnerable people when it removed their structures from a homeless camp.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Tents and other structures are seen in an aerial view at a homeless encampment in Vancouver, B.C., on Friday, April 30, 2021. The City of Prince George, B.C., has apologized for the harm it caused to vulnerable people when it removed their structures from a homeless camp.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Prince George apologizes for taking down part of a homeless camp

Judge finds that Prince George ‘inflicted serious harm on vulnerable people’

Tents and other structures are seen in an aerial view at a homeless encampment in Vancouver, B.C., on Friday, April 30, 2021. The City of Prince George, B.C., has apologized for the harm it caused to vulnerable people when it removed their structures from a homeless camp.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Leith White at the former emergency weather shelter set up on Boxing Day at Douglas Park Community School. (Langley Advance Times files)

Langley’s temporary homeless shelter shifts locations

The school facility was shut down Sunday morning, replacement spaces opens at 7 p.m.

Leith White at the former emergency weather shelter set up on Boxing Day at Douglas Park Community School. (Langley Advance Times files)