Homeless

Welfare woes: trying to stem Victoria’s ‘cheque effect’

Welfare woes: trying to stem Victoria’s ‘cheque effect’

VicPD chief suggests staggered social assistance payments, others say solution not that simple

Welfare woes: trying to stem Victoria’s ‘cheque effect’
A shopping cart sits in front of a tent pitched in Beacon Hill Park last summer. The cost of cleaning up after park campers is increasing, according to City parks staff. (News files)
A shopping cart sits in front of a tent pitched in Beacon Hill Park last summer. The cost of cleaning up after park campers is increasing, according to City parks staff. (News files)
The former Boys and Girls club at 1205 Yates St. will reopen as a transitional shelter this winter. (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)

Former shelter at Boys and Girls club to reopen

Our Place-operated facility to be used as transitional shelter in winter months

The former Boys and Girls club at 1205 Yates St. will reopen as a transitional shelter this winter. (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)
Man sleeps on a park bench next to Christ Church Cathedral in Victoria, October 2017. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)

B.C. VIEWS: Getting past the homeless rhetoric

Politicians treat citizens protecting neighbourhoods as the problem

Man sleeps on a park bench next to Christ Church Cathedral in Victoria, October 2017. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)