One of the encampments along the E&N tracks (Cole Schisler photo)

BREAKING: Town of Ladysmith visits homeless encampments along E&N rail by Transfer Beach

The encampments are on Town property, and the Town will determine how best to deal with them

Note: a previous version of this article indicated the Town of Ladysmith was actively clearing this encampments. This is incorrect. The Town of Ladysmith is currently assessing the situation.

Four homeless encampments have been discovered beside the E&N railway near Transfer Beach.

Representatives from the Town of Ladysmith were on site Thursday afternoon. The encampments are on Town of Ladysmith property, which gives the Town authority to move the campers. Ladysmith RCMP are advising the Town on how to deal with the encampments and any disgruntled campers.

At the time of discovery, only one of the sites was occupied. The Town is currently assessing what to do with the encampments. No encampments have been cleared at this time.

The Chronicle will provide updates on the situation as they become available.

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