August 16 2017 9:05pm

Vernon moves to stop homeless camps from becoming permanent

The City of Vernon is moving to stop homeless camps in city parks from becoming permanent. Council has changed city bylaws to require homeless campers to take down their tents during the day, between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. The move is already having an impact on the city’s homeless population, and some worry it’s nothing but a Band-Aid solution to a deeper problem.

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