Discarded needle on the Quadra Street sidewalk outside the former site of Victoria's Tent City

Remediation of Victoria’s Tent City site to start

All was quiet Monday morning at the former site of Victoria;s Tent City homeless camp.

  • Aug. 15, 2016 6:00 p.m.



A discarded needle and other garbage littered the ground around the dumpsters on Quadra Street outside the former site of Victoria’s homeless encampment Tent City Monday morning.

The site, now surrounded by metal fences, was quiet and empty except for empty garbage cans and portable industrial lighting equipment.

Crews were working around the washroom and shower area in the courthouse parking lot.

Remediation of the camp site to return the park to its original state is expected to begin today.

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