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Super InTent City sheds light on national housing needs

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After fighting off pressures to dismantle their community for over a year, Super InTent City residents in Victoria, B.C. have been told they must leave by August 8.

The ruling was made last week in B.C.'s Supreme Court by Chief Justice Christopher Hinkson who cited greater than anticipated costs, deterioration of health, violence and criminal activity as some of the reasons for shutting it down.

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Need for homeless state of emergency in B.C.

January 16, 2016
| Seattle, Portland and Los Angeles all declared states of emergency last year, allowing them better access to funding to tackle the homeless crisis. Vancouver and Victoria should do the same.
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| July 28, 2015
| January 27, 2015

The PKOLS reclamation: Saturating the land with our stories

On May 22, members of the Tsawout (SȾÁUTW) nation, with support from the Songhees and the other local WSÁNEĆ nations, including Tsartlip (WJOȽEȽP), Pauquachin (BOḰEĆEN), Tseycum (WSIKEM), Malahat (MÁLEXEȽ) and allied supporters from the Greater Victoria community, will lead an action to reclaim the original name of PKOLS, now known as Mount Douglas, in what is now known as Victoria, in what is now known as British Columbia.

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Indigenous Nationhood Movement activists 'reclaim' Mount Douglas in Victoria

On Wednesday activists will reclaiming the original name of an iconic mountain near Victoria, B.C.

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PKOLS: First Nations plan Day of Action to reclaim original name of Mount Douglas in Victoria

On Wednesday, an important event will take place in Victoria in support of the Indigenous Nationhood Movement, "which aims to begin the process of decolonization through reoccupying, renaming and reclaiming traditional indigenous territories." The following statement was issued by organizers of Wednesday's event to reclaim the original name of Mount Douglas. 

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Getting together for the holidays: Make use of collective, creative spaces

Spartacus Bookstore in Vancouver. (Photo: http://notsentlettersproject.com/)

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Last week, Tania Ehret outlined some alternatives to Christmas as consumerism, providing some holiday solidarity gift ideas. This week, she shares some ideas of collective, creative spaces where you can gather to share the holiday cheer.

The holidays are upon us and many of us are increasingly thrilled about the idea of seeing family and friends and (if possible) relaxing for once. It's that time of the year.

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