Chrissy Brett (right), tent city spokesperson, talks with officers upon arriving at Saanich Municipal Hall. (Keri Coles/News staff)

Tent city moves to Saanich Municipal Hall

Group departs West Saanich property after 10 days

The group of tent city campers who were staying at Sam Seera’s house in West Saanich relocated to Saanich Municipal Hall at 4 p.m. on Saturday afternoon.

The homeless protest camp, known as Namegans Nation, left from the West Saanich property they had been living at for the last 10 days.

Camp leader Chrissy Brett was seen speaking with officers at city hall as the group was unpacking their U-Haul van.

RELATED: Owner wants tent city campers off Saanich property, posts eviction notice

Brett said they are setting up “where Saanich offered the province to give up this land for modular housing and seeing as how we have nowhere else to go, we figured here would be the best place to take a stand that people need more than 25 mats for the 34 people.”

Brett had said that the group of campers was hoping to stay at 5090 West Saanich Road until Oct. 20.

– With files from Keri Coles


Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

lindsey.horsting@goldstreamgazette.com

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Saanich police search for potential victims, witnesses after series of unprovoked assaults

Police are looking for more information about two incidents from June 12

Crews respond to medical incident on West Saanich Road

Incident appears to be cleared, witnesses say

Newly appointed Resilient Saanich committee to weigh in on new environmental policy framework

Council selects nine members, First Nations representative position remains open

Non-venomous ball python missing in Vic West

Snake was reported missing to Victoria police Tuesday morning

Multiple Victoria officers injured during violent incidents, including mental health calls over long weekend

Police deploy pepper spray, conducted energy weapon while arresting suspect

B.C. records 146 new COVID-19 cases through long weekend

More that 28 people tested positive for the virus each day since Friday

Alberta to require masks at schools this fall, but still no mandate in B.C.

B.C. students are also set to return to classrooms in September

B.C. to allow customers to buy cannabis online for in-store pickup at private shops

Age verification will still be required inside the store

30% of British Columbians would ‘wait and see’ before taking COVID vaccine: poll

Some are concerned about side effects, while others don’t think the virus is a big deal

Don’t leave your hand sanitizer in the sun and other tips to stay COVID safe this summer

Being mindful of staying outside and keeping hand sanitizer, sunscreen out of the sun recommended

What exactly is ‘old growth’ B.C. forest, and how much is protected?

Forests minister Doug Donaldson doesn’t support ‘moratorium’

Canadians can travel to Hawaii in September; no quarantine with negative COVID test

Travellers will be required to pay for their own tests prior to arriving

Crews work overnight to try to put out wildfire on Pender Island

Fire department and B.C. Wildfire Service crews extinguishing fire in ‘extremely difficult terrain’

Most Read