Homeless

The truck incident victim's tent was stationed beside the blue tent, in the left of the photo. The victim was dragged, while trapped in his tent, to the end of the skid marks on the Rail Trail pathway, beside the shopping cart (Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)

Kelowna encampment fears for safety after ‘horror’ of truck crash through fence into resident

Residents of Tent City say the incident was like something out of a horror movie

The truck incident victim's tent was stationed beside the blue tent, in the left of the photo. The victim was dragged, while trapped in his tent, to the end of the skid marks on the Rail Trail pathway, beside the shopping cart (Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)
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)
Sixty riders turned out the Rex Gill and Mike Courtney Memorial Ride on Sept. 25, with thousands raised for charities close to Rex’s heart. (Submitted)

Annual Rex Gill memorial ride returns to Penticton and Kelowna

Police have said Gill’s unsolved murder in 2019 was a case of mistaken identity

Sixty riders turned out the Rex Gill and Mike Courtney Memorial Ride on Sept. 25, with thousands raised for charities close to Rex’s heart. (Submitted)
Photos were taken with permission of a man concealing his identity, and his belongings (Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)
Photos were taken with permission of a man concealing his identity, and his belongings (Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)
Cracker and his bike, with his identity hidden (Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)

RCMP and offenders agree crime is a ‘revolving door’ in Kelowna

“They say here’s a hundred bucks and here’s the street,” said Cracker

Cracker and his bike, with his identity hidden (Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)
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)
The BX Swan Lake Fire Rescue Department put out a homeless camp fire north of Vernon Monday, May 23. (Morning Star - file photo)

Crews extinguish bush fire north of Vernon

Homeless camp fire puffs out large plume of smoke in bushes near Swan Lake; no injuries

The BX Swan Lake Fire Rescue Department put out a homeless camp fire north of Vernon Monday, May 23. (Morning Star - file photo)
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
(Photo/Turning Points Collaborative Society)

Leases extended at 2 Kelowna shelters for people experiencing homelessness

Need for shelter services in Kelowna ‘greater than ever’

(Photo/Turning Points Collaborative Society)
A fire destroyed the home of Bonnie Thomas and her son Darcy Andrew on Jan. 8, 2022. (Contributed)

Victim of house fire near Salmon Arm prays for mother of man she believes started blaze

Homeowner, whose son died in 2018, says she knows helplessness of having a child with addictions

A fire destroyed the home of Bonnie Thomas and her son Darcy Andrew on Jan. 8, 2022. (Contributed)
RCMP has been checking on those experiencing homelessness. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Man found unresponsive downtown Kelowna, dies in hospital

The man was found outside in chilly temperatures of -20 C

RCMP has been checking on those experiencing homelessness. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Tent in the snow along Rail Trail, Kelowna (Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)

People still sleeping outside in Kelowna despite bone-chilling temperatures

A warming shelter had to be opened Monday night

Tent in the snow along Rail Trail, Kelowna (Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)
Frigid temperatures in the Shuswap on Dec. 27, 2021 and forecast for the week make life more difficult and dangerous for those people living rough. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)

People in Salmon Arm sheltered at night still face frigid daytime temperatures

Lighthouse shelter offers overnight refuge but there’s no place for people without homes during day

Frigid temperatures in the Shuswap on Dec. 27, 2021 and forecast for the week make life more difficult and dangerous for those people living rough. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)
Manager of H.E.L.P. Team Boyle Street Community Services Doug Cooke, right, and outreach and support services manager Jared Tkachuk, left, check on a homeless person’s well-being in Edmonton on Thursday, Dec. 9, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

‘Peril or promise’: Long-term solution needed to help homeless in Alberta cities

Homeless shelters are near capacity but open their doors to all when temperatures become unbearable

Manager of H.E.L.P. Team Boyle Street Community Services Doug Cooke, right, and outreach and support services manager Jared Tkachuk, left, check on a homeless person’s well-being in Edmonton on Thursday, Dec. 9, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
A fire was started in the covered parking area of the Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce last month. (Dan Proulx photo)

Cold weather sparks increase in warming fires in Vernon

Downtown businesses urged to keep potential burning material away from buildings

A fire was started in the covered parking area of the Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce last month. (Dan Proulx photo)
Victory Church homeless shelter had the highest calls for police service above everywhere else, at 290 calls for service, in the first three months of the year. (Jesse Day Western News)

Penticton drops lawsuit against BC Housing; new shelter proposed

A new shelter will go beside Compass Court and Victory Church shelter will close spring 2022

Victory Church homeless shelter had the highest calls for police service above everywhere else, at 290 calls for service, in the first three months of the year. (Jesse Day Western News)
George Harrison and Diamond Campbell enjoy a Christmas meal at the fifth annual Festive Street Lunch at All Saints' Anglican Church Saturday. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Vernon charities serve seasonal meals for less fortunate

Festive lunches, Christmas dinners on the menu, with a side of cheer

George Harrison and Diamond Campbell enjoy a Christmas meal at the fifth annual Festive Street Lunch at All Saints' Anglican Church Saturday. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
The cold snap has opened more temporary shelter space for Vernon's homeless population. (Turning Points Society photo)

Vernon shelters full, but not turning away homeless

While space is not an issue, Turning Points is asking for Christmas donations

The cold snap has opened more temporary shelter space for Vernon's homeless population. (Turning Points Society photo)
Tent in the snow along Rail Trail, Kelowna (Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)

Kelowna emergency shelter cannot accommodate increased demand, people sleep outside

Kelowna Gospel Mission does not have enough beds for Kelowna homeless and flood evacuees

Tent in the snow along Rail Trail, Kelowna (Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)