Winter shelter for Kelowna homeless will run through summer

“Typically, many of the temporary shelters that we operate close at the end of March. However, given that we are still in the midst of a pandemic and there is a particularly large need for this space right now in Kelowna, we are extending operations at temporary shelters,” BC Housing said. https://www.kelownadailycourier.ca/news/article_cec6fc72-972b-11eb-a49d-c7e1f58ab517.html Continue reading Winter shelter for Kelowna homeless will run through summer

Lack of emergency shelter leaving homeless out in the cold in Oceanside

Environment Canada issued sweeping alerts for Vancouver Island this week predicting the coldest weather of the year as arctic air and frigid temperatures descend along its east coast. Yet the homeless in Parksville and Qualicum Beach have nowhere to seek warmth from the deep freeze after the region’s only cold weather shelter was closed last … Continue reading Lack of emergency shelter leaving homeless out in the cold in Oceanside