I happened to be in Ladysmith on 15 May 2020 when I came across a new Tent Site under construction on a vacant lot owned by the City of Ladysmith across from 11 Buller Street in downtown Ladysmith.
I noticed that Duncan Mayor Michelle Staples was present and apparently involved in the construction so I took some photographs of the site.
Here are some of the photos I took of the Buller Street Tent Site construction on 15 May 2020:
Here is a map showing the location of the Tent Site across from 11 Buller Street:
As I was taking these photos I was approached by Ladysmith Mayor Aaron Stone who wanted to know who I was and why I was taking photographs. Mayor Stone said that publishing photographs showing the faces of workers erecting the tent site would expose these workers to “aggressive actions” although he didn’t elaborate on who would initiate these “aggressive actions” or why these “aggressive actions” would be undertaken.
I note that the Cowichan Valley Citizen has published photographs of North Cowichan Councillor Rosalie Sawrie at the Fuller Lake Arena Tent Site construction and no such concerns about “aggressive actions” have been expressed.
Here are some photos of the completed Tent Site on Buller Street in 19 May 2020:
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