Tag Archives: homelessness

DisconTent City Nanaimo (Photos)

I took a stroll through Nanaimo’s DisconTent City today. The first tents were set up here on May 17, 2018, to draw attention to the problem of homelessness and lack of affordable housing in Nanaimo. The encampment is on city-owned … Continue reading

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Nanaimo Tent City – Day 1

A tent city of homeless individuals sprung up on the lawn of Nanaimo City Hall this morning. The action is in response to the city’s lack of progress on homelessness and the opioid crises locally. Six tents were standing in … Continue reading

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February blooms & berries in Barsby Park

February blooms and berries in Barsby Park amid the sodden blankets and cardboard of the city’s homeless population before the inevitable 58-unit riverfront condominium development supplants all with synthetic building materials and occupants. Photos © Kim Goldberg

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Welcome to Pig Squash Press! You have arrived at the cyber-home, alter ego, publishing imprint and creative conduit connecting me – Kim Goldberg – to the rest of the planet (and possibly beyond). My forthcoming book is Devolution, coming from … Continue reading

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Christmas Morning in Barsby Park

  And behold what appeared, dangling from the ever-dripping trees and shrubs sheltering the city’s homeless each night… And on the back, it was written…                               … Continue reading

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Occupy Nanaimo: Day 4 – Christy Clark comes to town

BC Premier Christy Clark was in downtown Nanaimo today addressing the Vancouver Island Economic Alliance’s 2011 summit at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre. The conference centre is just two doors away from the Occupy Nanaimo encampment in the Diana Krall … Continue reading

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Pender Island Poetry Reading

Join me on Pender Island Friday, October 7th as I perform work from RED ZONE (poems of homelessness) and Ride Backwards on Dragon (eerie alchemical poems) along with new work. This free performance begins at 7:00 pm at the Slow … Continue reading

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