Spiked fences go up at Oppenheimer Park amid plan to house homeless campers
Crews were hard at work erecting metal security fencing at Vancouver’s Oppenheimer Park on Friday, as work to house the residents of an entrenched homeless camp gets underway in earnest.
The metal fencing, which has security spikes on top, is being used to close off parts of the park that have already been cleared out.
The province announced a plan to move residents of the camp and two homeless camps in Victoria into safer temporary housing, including rooms at six hotels.
The deadline for the decampment is May 9.
Minister of Social Development and Poverty Reduction Shane Simpson said 69 campers from Oppenheimer and 67 from the two Victoria camps have…