Tent encampment in front of City Hall continues to grow

A month after the first tent was set up in front of the courtyard at City Hall, the encampment has continued to grow.

The City of Regina said that the as of July 17, there are 83 tents in the courtyard, with 45 and 60 individuals estimated to be living at the encampment.

Regina Fire and Protective Services and the Regina Police Service continue conducting regular wellness checks of camp residents.

The City of Regina said it continues to collaborate with provincial government agencies and community-based organizations to connect residents experiencing houselessness in the community with the services and support they need.

“The Saskatchewan Health Authority’s Street Project Team attends the encampment regularly to provide a needle exchange program. The Ministry of Social Services is on-site twice each week, the Regina Downtown Community Support Program engages with camp residents daily, and Saskatchewan Health Authority / RFPS Overdose Outreach Team responds as needed.”

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