A provincial strategy to address homeless camps on Crown land is needed given the untenable pressure being downloaded onto Fraser Valley Regional District’s (FVRD) electoral areas, according to an FVRD report.

“Municipalities have been forced to deal with homeless camps for quite some time but without a co-ordinated regional approach, the situation is putting undue pressure on the electoral areas,” Lum said. “As a region we need better co-ordination between municipalities and the rural areas, and clearly the province must be a big part of the solution.”