Dismantling of homeless camp begins in Winnipeg

By | June 10, 2020

WINNIPEG — Crews have started dismantling a homeless camp near the Disraeli Freeway.

The work began Wednesday morning.

Firefighters can be seen extinguishing a fire at the camp. It is currently unclear how the fire at the camp started.

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(Firefighters extinguish a fire at a homeless camp near the Disraeli Freeway Wednesday morning. It is not currently known how the fire started. CTV News Photo Touria Izri)

The city announced last week it would dismantle the camp due to safety concerns in the area.

The Manitoba Metis Federation threatened to take legal action against the city for the camp, saying it witnessed illegal drug use and sales, indecent exposure, and loitering.

A letter to the city from the MMF went on to say its parking lot and fence had been urinated and defecated on and that staff had been threatened and harassed.

This is a developing story. More details to come.

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