A statement by Maple Ridge’s homeless and low-income drug user activists. Last week on June 6, a group of homeless and low-income drug users, activists, and supporters started an unsanctioned overdose prevention site on provincially-owned land in Maple Ridge. During the thirty minutes that the Ridge Meadows OPS was open to the public, three people […]
Unceded Kwantlen & Katzie Territory (Maple Ridge), June 5th 2019 We are starting this grassroots, peer and volunteer-run overdose prevention site because with Anita Place Tent City shut down to all visitors and all but a handful of residents, local drug users have lost a space free from stigma and shame where they can safely […]
For Immediate ReleaseJune 4, 2019 UNCEDED KATZIE & KWANTLEN TERRITORY (MAPLE RIDGE): Homeless and low-income drug users are calling a press conference to demand Fraser Health immediately open an Overdose Prevention Site (OPS) in Maple Ridge. For over two years, Anita Place Tent City saved hundreds of lives as an unsanctioned, community-run OPS. Now closed […]
MAPLE RIDGE (Unceded Kwantlen & Katzie territories): This week, the Province announced that it will be pushing ahead with a new temporary, supportive modular housing project in Maple Ridge. While members of the homeless community in Maple Ridge welcome the gesture of a provincial intervention, they are disappointed that Minister Robinson’s solution is not permanent social housing, […]
A resolution from Anita Place Tent City calling on the Province of British Columbia to bypass Maple Ridge Council and create permanent homes now, emailed to Minister Robinson on March 7, 2019. See the accompanying letter here. Seizing homeless peoples’ heaters is a punitive, irrational, and cynical way to pursue fire safety that is consistent with the City of Maple Ridge’s punitive, irrational, cynical, hateful approaches to […]
Tuesday March 5th, 4:00pm outside Anita Place tent city on 223rd St and 117 Ave.
Support Anita Place Tent City – call for fire safe heating now, and for the Province to buy the apartment building across the street for social housing at 100% welfare/pension rate.
Don’t take down my home! Anita Place tent city residents speak out against Maple Ridge’s faux-fire-safety court application to demolish their shelters
The City of Maple Ridge has filed a notice of application with the BC Supreme Court for orders that would demolish the homes built by Anita Place Tent City residents, which they claim are not compliant with a Provincial Fire Order. Camp residents argue the City’s desired regulations, although in the name of safety, would […]
They get elected, we get evicted: Going beyond the inoffensive reforms of progressive political parties and the politics of the professional managerial class
AAD’s position on the 2018 municipal elections in British Columbia The 2018 municipal elections in British Columbia are significant in two ways: one, they are dominated by “the housing crisis,” a term that refers both to the frustrations of members of the professional managerial class who feel entitled to owning a detached house with a […]
Alliance Against Displacement is raising funds to help tent city residents stay alive. As winter conditions set in, there is an urgent need for survival supplies such as tents, tarps, ropes and sleeping bags. Warm and dry clothes are also needed, including handwarmers, gloves, rain jackets, and wool socks. Campers have been staying in cheap […]