October 22, 2017
Residents of a homeless camp in Chilliwack, B.C., have been handed a notice of trespass — despite their claims they have nowhere else to go.
“This is one of a few tent cities in Chilliwack. We’ve all banded together to survive because there are no beds at shelters,” said Dawnette Simons, who has been living at the camp since it started five years ago.
Simons said the residents were given the notice 10 days ago and have been told to leave by Monday at noon.
“We don’t know what we’re going to do. This is the end of the rope, so to speak, in terms of a place for homeless people like us,” she said.