Vancouver cleans up sidewalk tent city

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GordonH wrote: Apr 9th, 2023, 8:56 am If CUPE is willing to provide homes for these street campers, I say go for it.
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BC Landlord wrote: Apr 9th, 2023, 8:51 am In the news ..
'Cruel and dehumanizing': B.C.'s largest union says of East Hastings decampment
https://vancouver.citynews.ca/2023/04/0 ... ecampment/

I suggest, move them to CUPE offices then. :biggrin:
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One of the very best shops is located on that street, a sewing goods shop that has been there for decades. It had everything you could think of for making costumes, ballet supplies, fabrics and miscellaneous goods. I wonder if they are still open or simply disappeared underwater when no one could enter or exit their shop.

Funny that CUPE condemns removal of the tent town and bleats sympathy for the “homeless”,but hasn’t an iota of sympathy for the businesses that pay city taxes and their CUPE paycheques

Imagine too, being in a business there with the thought in the back of your mind that those tent-critters, high as kites or doped into complete stupidity, have propane tanks in their possession. :200:
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And for years there was a great little seafood restaurant at 20 East Hastings. Long gone now though, a victim of its neighbourhood.
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Babba_not_Gump wrote: Apr 9th, 2023, 10:06 pm And for years there was a great little seafood restaurant at 20 East Hastings. Long gone now though, a victim of its neighbourhood.
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I remember that place. Had lunch there once or twice many years past. It was good!
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Ah, the mystery meat...
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I remember a little place just off Pigeon Square that served corned beef sandwiches. No seats, no inside access, just a window on to the sidewalk. Best sandwich ever. Ancient history now.
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I remember seeing it, but never went in for a try.

That area was once so colourful and interesting with different cultures represented. I remember a couple of furniture shops with gorgeous Japanese screens, beautifully carved woodwork oval tables and dressers made from exotic woods from China, Chinese “dollar stores” where you could buy art brushes, paper, paint. In fact, there was an art supply shop for professionals on one of those corners, clothing stores and wasn’t Army and Navy nearby as was Woodwards.

Darn, felt young again going for a walk down memory lane of late 1970’s.
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My Dad was a barber. He had a shop at Main and Hastings for years. I went with my dad (almost) every Saturday when I was in grades 1 & 2. I had to sweep the floors and wash the windows.
It was nothing for me to walk up Main St. at 7 years old, and alone, 1 block and get us 2 ice cream comes on those days.

Today, I wouldn't walk that far without a collapsible baton under my coat.

The kids today have missed the best years in our history.
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Well, well, well. Who’d have thunk it?

Seems that there was a remarkable and noteworthy fallout as soon as the Vcr E. Hastings Street cleanup and removal of the entrenched tent folks.
The City of Vancouver says its fire department reports a "marked improvement" in safety and sidewalk accessibility along a Downtown Eastside street where a large tent encampment was recently removed.

The city has issued a statement updating its actions related to the dismantling of the Hastings Street encampment on April 5 and 6, and continued sweeps of the area in the following days to ensure campers did not return.

It says Vancouver Fire and Rescue received 27 fewer overdose-related calls during the week of the sweep than during the final week of March, and 82 fewer than it received between March 20-26.

The update also says police have recorded no stabbings or serious assaults in the encampment area since April 5, and there are indications that street-level assaults are declining.

Planning about the camp removal was described in the statement as "discreet" because the city says it had to reduce safety risks to the public and staff, and it says the health authority was "provided information and time to plan for service continuity."

Of those living in the 94 "entrenched structures" removed from the camp since April 5, Vancouver officials say 18 residents have accepted shelter offers
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Knowing that many of those tents had 1 or more propane tanks, it was explosion just waiting to happen.
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GordonH wrote: Apr 14th, 2023, 6:50 pm Knowing that many of those tents had 1 or more propane tanks, it was explosion just waiting to happen.
Agreed. An explosion could have terminated the life of a passerby, just wanting to shop at a particular store. Or worse yet, kill a child accompanying that person.

Why this situation was allowed to go in as long as it did defies logic.
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