Free camping in city parks a dilemma for Victoria


Councillors at the City of Victoria are looking to tackle the challenge of camping in Victoria parks.

Victoria will have to develop a strategy to stem the growing trend of city parks being used as free campgrounds, some councillors say. Victoria Police Chief Frank Elsner, whose members patrol parks with bylaw officers to rouse tenters in the mornings, has told councillors the number of people camping in parks who are not homeless is increasing. “There seems to be a real mix now of people that are truly homeless and people that are using our parks as free campgrounds.”

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Source: Times Colonist

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