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Strathcona Park tent city residents respond to provincial encampment guidelines, demand an end to displacement and return of unceded land

Residents of Camp K.T. tent city in Strathcona Park call for all three levels of government to prioritize safe permanent housing for all over government sanctioned tent cities, an end to the cycle of displacement through laws and by-laws that criminalize poverty, and repatriation of unceded Indigenous land.

July 2nd, 2020|

City of Surrey orders tent city residents off empty lot, back to alleys and doorways

On the morning of Wednesday June 24th, which is welfare cheque issue day, Surrey Bylaw officers returned to Whalley World Tent City and delivered a threatening eviction notice.

June 24th, 2020|

“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|

Tent city residents call for support to oppose Supreme Court-stamped displacement

On Saturday June 13th, residents of CRAB Park tent city and their supporters will mount their street defence against the court-ordered displacement of more than 100 homeless people who have made a home at the inner city park since the recent displacement of Oppenheimer Tent City.

June 12th, 2020|