• Chez Doris opens overnight shelter for women thanks to generous donation
    Located across from Montreal's only women's day shelter on Chomedy Street, the renovated rowhouse features 24 beds. Each cubicle has its own ventilation and electrical outlets.
    Sep 15
  • Calgary teen testifies at murder trial in hit-and-run death of Sgt. Andrew Harnett
    Sgt. Andrew Harnett of the Calgary Police Service died in hospital on Dec. 31, 2020, after being dragged by a fleeing SUV and falling into the path of an oncoming car.
    Sep 27
  • Pakistan floods: Water levels receding in worst-hit Sindh province
    Pakistani Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif has urged developed countries, especially those behind climate change, to scale up aid to his country.
    Sep 16
  • Three new homeless shelters announced to address homelessness in Montreal
    There are three new options for homeless Montrealers.
    Aug 27, 2020
  • More than half of Quebec’s homeless population lives in Montreal
    The goal is to help the province and its cities tailor social programs for some of the most vulnerable populations.
    Mar 25, 2019
  • How can we help Montreal’s homeless population beat the heat?
    Officials at one homeless shelter in Montreal are asking the public for help, saying donations of bottled water are badly needed to help the city's most vulnerable population.
    Aug 10, 2021
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  • Homeless man in Montreal allegedly pushed by police officer, says these ‘are not good cops’
    "Police have to help people, not hurt people," said Bader Niang. He is in a TikTok video showing a police officer apparently shoving him to the ground.
    Apr 30
  • Homeless woman’s death in Montreal provokes calls for more resources this winter
    Montreal police say there was no foul play involved in the death of Elisapie Pootoogook. But her death has advocates for the homeless calling for more resources.
    Nov 16, 2021
  • Montreal community organization offers new portable shelters to help homeless during winter
    People living outdoors during the cold winter may soon have a new option to keep warm.
    Jan 19, 2021
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  • New homeless shelter for Montreal Indigenous community opens Jan. 24
    A former hotel has been converted into a shelter for members of the Montreal Indigenous community who are experiencing homelessness. Advocates say it's a game-changer.
    Jan 21
  • Mayor won’t allow homeless tent cities in Montreal this summer
    Montreal's mayor says she won't tolerate temporary tent cities for the homeless population this summer.
    May 6, 2021
  • Warm weather brings homeless camps back to Montreal neighbourhoods
    A new encampment site at a wooded area on the south side of Hochelaga Street just west of L’Assomption already has 12 tents and mobile homes.
    Apr 27, 2021
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  • Community groups, Montreal mayor, call for permanent resources for the homeless
    Community groups argue a season-to-season approach makes it difficult to plan ahead and adopt long-term solutions that are needed to get people off the street.
    Feb 17
  • Temporary homeless shelter in Montreal’s Cabot Square granted extension
    The temporary heated shelter for the homeless community in Cabot Square will remain standing until May 17.
    Apr 30, 2021
  • Outreach workers left scrambling after Montreal reverses decision to keep metro open for homeless
    An outreach worker says he and his colleagues were left scrambling when they learned the metro wouldn't open on Tuesday night for those who needed shelter from the freezing cold.
    Jan 12
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  • A permanent housing project in Montreal tries to help a city hit hard by COVID, apartment crunch
    The goal is not only to find and provide a choice of dwellings, but to also create a sense of community and provide a better support system for Montrealers in a tough position.
    Apr 1, 2021
  • Montreal homeless advocates sound alarm as makeshift camps continue to appear around city
    People are pitching tents and living in public spaces because they say they have nowhere else to live.
    Jul 29, 2020
  • Coroner investigating death of Montreal homeless man found inside portable toilet
    Raphael André's body was discovered inside a portable toilet in the early morning hours of Sunday, Jan. 17, near the Open Door.
    Jan 18, 2021
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  • Montreal races to create more shelters for homeless people amid coronavirus crisis
    There are fewer beds available as shelters seek to apply social distancing measures.
    Mar 31, 2020
  • Montreal homeless shelters say clients, workers need access to vaccine as COVID-19 cases spike
    The Old Brewery Mission, Welcome Hall Mission, Maison du Père and Accueil Bonneau are calling on Quebec to protect vulnerable Montrealers.
    Jan 12, 2021
  • Alleged impaired driver runs over occupied tent at Kelowna homeless encampment
    According to police, the driver of the truck may have been intoxicated and was arrested on the scene.  
    Sep 25
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  • COVID-19 outbreaks: Montreal’s homeless advocates warn of potential humanitarian crisis
    Five homeless shelters in Montreal are experiencing COVID-19 outbreaks and that is limiting their capacity to welcome people.
    Nov 12, 2021