A new homeless camp set up beside Prince Rupert city hall is a reminder of the negative impacts of industrial growth, according to the mayor of the North Coast city.

The camp was set up by Goot Goot Ges (Patricia McEvoy) using donated tents and supplies in an effort to help as colder winter weather and storms set in.

“We get a lot of rain and wind here,” she explained.

“A lot of them [the homeless] have been sleeping in garbage bins … anywhere they can find that’s dry, a little bit of shelter, and I think our community can do a lot better than that.”