Halifax council approves 9 new sites for homeless encampments

City says more space needed to relieve issues at sanctioned, unsanctioned sites

CBC NewsHaley Ryan

Halifax councillors have approved a list of parks where new designated homeless encampments could go as a "pressure release," because the handful of current sites are overcrowded and only hold about half of the 150 people sleeping rough in the city.

As of June 25, there were 88 tents or structures in Halifax's four designated sites for people experiencing homelessness, which have a total capacity of 30. There were also 13 tents at Northbrook Park in Dartmouth, nine at the old Halifax Memorial Li…

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