News Releases2019-12-29T20:12:48-07:00

News Releases

“We’re taking back the Strip!” Surrey’s newest tent city resists displacement

Residents named the new tent city "Whalley World" in honour of the low-income neighbourhood that the City of Surrey is trying to rebrand and sell off to developers. People are tired of watching luxury condo towers go up while their friends are evicted to the streets, and they are fighting back!

June 24th, 2020|

“We don’t need more condos”: Whalley residents rally against gentrification 

On Saturday June 20th, residents of Whalley are rallying on 135A Street, the former site of the tent city known as the Surrey Strip, against Mayor McCallum’s plan to push low-income residents out of the neighbourhood and hand Whalley over to the rich.

June 19th, 2020|

“It feels like a death sentence!” Landlord threatens to evict tenants in the midst of the pandemic

After living in their apartment for seven years, Michelle and her partner are facing an imminent eviction. Their building was sold at the end of March for $3.4 million. "They want to throw us out in the middle of a pandemic with no time to find a place," says Michelle.

May 8th, 2020|

Canada’s COVID-19 response is a “death sentence for homeless people”

Homeless activists are calling a press conference to demand that the government redirect resources to poor communities, so that they can take care of their own health and safety in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

March 19th, 2020|

Surrey RCMP and Bylaw seize homeless people’s belongings

Five homeless people lost their belongings when police and bylaw officers raided their tents this morning. “They left us with nothing but the clothes on our backs,” said one of the victims of the raid.

November 11th, 2019|

“Help us keep each other safe”: Sanctuary Tent City calls for talks with Surrey Fire Chief

Tent city residents worry that the City of Surrey will use "fire safety" concerns to justify displacement, which would ultimately undermine campers' safety.

July 29th, 2019|