Port authority seeks to oust homeless campers from Vancouver’s CRAB Park

The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority is seeking a court order to remove a group of homeless people from a newly erected tent city on its land near CRAB Park.

The notice of civil claim, filed last Friday in B.C. Supreme Court, names Chrissy Brett, who organized the encampment earlier this month to protest the amount of shelter being provided during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The CRAB Park tents sprang up not long after the B.C. government announced plans to transfer residents of the nearby tent city at Oppenheimer Park to temporary housing in a bid to slow the spread of the virus.

In the documents, the port authority says it’s seeking an injunction to have the campers and more than 20 tents removed after they refused to leave.

The Vancouver Police Department said its officers are still monitoring the new encampment.

The port did not immediately return a request for further comment.

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