October 1, 2022


Make Somone Happy

One more killing in Gastown rooming home run by Atira Women’s Useful resource Society

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a police car parked in a parking lot: Vancouver police were called to the Gastown Hotel on Jan. 31, 2021, where a man was found dead.

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Vancouver police had been termed to the Gastown Resort on Jan. 31, 2021, in which a guy was found useless.

Vancouver police were named to a rooming house in Gastown early Sunday morning, where two adult men had been stabbed.

In accordance to Vancouver Police Section spokesman Const. Steve Addison, when police arrived at 5:30 a.m., they found just one of the guys had died at the scene, even though the other was critically hurt and taken to hospital.

Addison stated the deceased male was a 40-12 months-outdated from Vancouver, even though the injured guy was 28 and also from Vancouver.

A 48-calendar year-outdated Vancouver person was arrested nearby and remains in custody.

This is Vancouver’s very first homicide of the calendar year.

Past January, 45-yr-previous Tonya Hyer was located beaten to demise in her place in the identical developing at 112 Drinking water Street. The property is managed by Atira Residence Management, a firm owned by Atira Women’s Useful resource Society.

a woman smiling for the camera:  Facebook photo of Tonya Hyer, who was killed in a Gastown rooming house last January.

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Facebook photo of Tonya Hyer, who was killed in a Gastown rooming dwelling last January.

Atira started handling the 95-area Gastown Lodge in 2015. The lodge is owned by the provincial govt and rooms cost $375 a month.

Atira government director Janice Abbott advised Postmedia News that the Gastown Lodge was an all-genders facility and that Sunday’s altercation occurred in a home and “involved at minimum two tenants and a tenant’s guest, all male.”

She stated 70 per cent of the hotel’s tenants are male.

Atira operates 15 housing courses in Vancouver for women of all ages and children, 9 in Surrey, one particular in Burnaby and one particular in Richmond. The charity has revenues of a lot more than $40 million a calendar year, of which $22 million goes to staffing.


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