Members of the community and the Occupy Nelson site at City Hall gathered on Friday afternoon to rally about homelessness.
“We were disappointed with the response from City Council, and in particular the attitude of the Mayor. The City is sitting on a campground which is currently empty, which has a sheltered area, washrooms and electricity. It would also be a central spot where services and homelessness supports could be concentrated and made more accessible. But in the end, Dooley was more concerned about the grass than the health and well-being of homeless people,” said Occupy Nelson organizer Brett Rhyno in a press release.
Executive director of Nelson Cares announced at the rally that the beds requested from BC Housing will be opening in Nelson this weekend.