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Friday, June 1, 2018

City Issues Compliance Letter

Owen Sound | by Vanessa Culbert  

Former VLC residents have until next week to move their stuff off the sidewalk and boulevard

Owen Sound is cracking down on those living on the sidewalk infront of the former Victorious Living Centre's emergency shelter .

By-law posted a notice of compliance near the shelter on Thursday alerting residents that they have to remove items by Thursday June 7th from the city sidewalks that are causing an obstruction and/or fouling city property.

If not, the city will remove them.

They also have to take their signs off of trees and signposts.

The letter also deals with loitering.

Director of Community Services Pam Coulter says they are acting on a complaint.

Coulter says the city, along with Grey County have been in contact with those impacted by the closure of the shelter.

She adds, the county reconnected with those today.

A resident at the former shelter tells Bayshore Broadcasting News since being evicted, they have had 5 to 7 people sleep on the street every night.

Residents were evicted on Tuesday by an eviction order arising out of a mortgage dispute.


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