Saskatchewan

Regina homeless group on the move again

The group moved to a plot of land on Albert Street between 6th and 7th Avenue owned by Cowessess First Nation on Wednesday after they were asked to pack up and leave Wascana Park.

Camper said the homeless group will move "wherever the wind carries us"

Regina's tent city resident Harley Klippenstine talks about the uncertainty of his living conditions. 1:18

A Regina homeless group is sent packing again after being asked to leave land they set up on last week.

The group moved to a plot of land on Albert Street between 6th and 7th Avenue owned by the Cowessess First Nation on Wednesday after they were asked to pack up and leave Wascana Park.

Harley Klippenstine said the Cowessess First Nation chief came by the camp Friday.

"He decided to stop off here and told us basically the same thing that we've been getting everywhere else," said Klippenstine. "If anything happens on this piece of property that Cowessess owns that [they're] held liable."

The group has been on the move after months spent camped out on an empty lot in downtown Regina next door to the Salvation Army. They said that they were asked by the lot owner to leave. That's when they moved to set up camp in Wascana Park.

Harley Klippenstine and a group of campers have been on the move. (Dean Gutheil/CBC)

Moving on

Klippenstine said the chief told them Friday was their last night, but they have stayed over the long weekend.

He asked the chief if the group could sign a waiver so Cowessess First Nation wouldn't be held liable.

"I'd sign it right away, just so I can stay here," said Klippenstine.

"He just doesn't want anything bad to happen, and I think that's what he's most scared of."

Klippenstine said he is also not worried about the weather becoming colder, as he is prepared to dress warmly and the community has been generous in donating supplies to their group.

He added the group will be moving "wherever the wind carries us."

"By tomorrow, we'll be gone," said Klippenstine.

CBC reached out to Cowessess First Nation for comment, but have not yet received a response. 

This camp is set up on Albert Street between 6th and 7th Avenue. (Dean Gutheil/CBC)