Council supports funding application for downtown extreme weather shelter

Radiant Life Community Church proposes to open a temporary shelter next to the downtown fire hall

City Council has sent a letter of support for Radiant Life Community Church’s application to BC Housing to fund an extreme weather shelter in the downtown core again this winter.

Radiant Life Community Church proposes to open a temporary shelter next to the downtown fire hall to provide shelter for homeless people from Nov. 1 through March 31.

With the successful operation of the shelter on the vacant City-owned property at 1241 Dogwood Street last winter, the City and RCMP are in full support of it operating from this location again during the coldest months of the year.

Council has also confirmed that it does not support the establishment of an extreme weather shelter or low barrier shelter at the Salvation Army’s facility located at 690 Evergreen Road.