Media Coverage

Turning Points loves the opportunity to respond to local issues in the media.  We have excellent relationships with local media and can provide spokespeople on issues such as:  

If you are a journalist looking for comment or for more information, please contact:

Laurie Case 
Executive Director of Communications  
email: [email protected] Phone: 604-839-9870 

Turning Points in the News  



Housing Vernon’s homeless has dramatically reduced certain crimes (Infotel March 2022)

HOUSING CRISIS: Family of 5 forced to live in small Vernon motel room (Infotel April 2022)

Province buys Polson Park Motel in Vernon, B.C. for permanent housing units (Global News March 2022)

Vernon’s newest supportive housing facility set to open this summer (Castanet February 2022)

‘Escalated beyond belief’: Calls for action on Vernon, B.C.’s rental housing crunch (Global News February 2022)

Vernon Families Living in Motels (Global News February 2022)

‘Condemning the unhoused is not the solution,’ says Turning Points (Castanet January 2022)

Vernon’s Turning Points Collaborative Society is taking steps to keep homeless warm during cold snap (Castanet December 2021)

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My Place 2 on the way: Province building another 52-unit supportive housing complex in Vernon (Castanet – August 2021)

UPDATE: Homeless count numbers rise to 224 in Vernon (Vernon Morning Star – August 2021)

Care at the core of helping Vernon’s homeless: Naomi makes a difference in the lives of the community’s most vulnerable (Vernon Morning Star – June 2021)  

665 affordable rental units being built in North Okanagan: Students, seniors, Indigenous people and homeless supported with basic necessity of shelter (Penticton Western News – June 2021) 

‘A very serious problem’: Families are facing the prospect of being homeless in Vernon (Castanet – May 2021)

More affordable housing and CERB behind dramatic decline in Vernon crime rate ( – February 2021)

Okanagan man shares personal story to highlight urgent need for more addiction treatment beds (Global News – February 2021

More addiction beds: NDP announces more beds for those with addiction, mental health issues (Castanet – February 2021)

Province funds 8 low-cost addiction treatment beds in North Okanagan: Public funding should mean shorter waiting times for Bill’s Place in Vernon (CBC – February 2021) 

Daybreak South with Chris Walker – Vernon non-profit adds eight provincially funded treatment beds for people living with drug addiction (CBC – February 2021)

Backs off on housing audit: Vernon councillor withdraws call for audit of supportive housing in city, says he’ll be back with ‘more focused’ motion (Castanet – February 2021)

Opinion: Vernon-Monashee MLA in support of housing (Lake Country Calendar – February 2021)

My Place is restoring lives and building community in Vernon (BC Housing – January 2021)

Coronavirus pandemic prompting more emergency shelter spaces to open in Kelowna (Global News – January 2021)

Temporary emergency shelter opening in Kelowna ( – January 2021)

Local health hero honoured: Vernon’s Alison Houweling named among Women of the Year by Best Health magazine (Castanet – December 2020)