Residents 'overwhelmed' after judge rules they can stay in CRAB Park encampment

People who’ve been living at an encampment in downtown Vancouver say they’re overwhelmed by a judge’s decision Thursday allowing them to stay in CRAB Park after spending months with eviction pressure hanging over their heads.

Residents and advocates described the decision Thursday as a “monumental” victory after months of battling with the Vancouver Park Board which had hoped to remove the residents from the park.

“We’re all overwhelmed … We took on the system and we won,” said resident Clint Randen. “It’s a wonderful thing and it’s a great day.”

A B.C. Supreme Court judge ruled Thursday that residents in the camp could stay where they are. In his decision, Justice F. Matthew

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