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Province Announces Extreme Weather Shelter Funding

Friday, November 6, 2015 @ 12:12 PM

Prince George, B.C. – The provincial government  is funding 30 extreme weather shelter spaces in Prince George this winter to help people whose health and safety may be threatened by cold weather.

The temporary spaces are located at:

  • Bridget Moran Shelter, 590 Dominion St. – 10 spaces
  • AWAC Women’s Shelter, 144 George St. – 10 spaces
  • Ketso Yoh Men’s Shelter, 160 Quebec St. – 10 spaces

The temporary spaces are available during extreme weather alerts until March 31st. 

“With winter bringing harsher and more unpredictable weather, it’s important to have emergency shelter space where people can take refuge,” Prince George-Mackenzie MLA Mike Morris said.   Prince George-Valemount MLA Shirley Bond says “we want to ensure safe, secure shelter is available in Prince George this winter for people who may need assistance, particularly during the coldest time of the year.”

Each community decides what weather conditions warrant an alert and how many spaces to activate on a given night, depending on the capacity of existing shelters and the estimated need.

Approximately 1,200 temporary emergency shelter spaces will be available in the province of B.C. this winter.


That is good news. Thank you Shirley and Mike.

Give them free 1 way bus tickets to Vancouver. Too many hobos hanging around downtown as it is.

its a start. Well done

Contractor, looks like you have never experienced hard times. True that some of the people on the streets have made poor choices. While others are just victims of abusive families.

Fortunately, I have not walked the life on the street, I work hard, but I take nothing for granted. Life is 50/50 at best. Treasure it. because tomorrow your world may vanish.

It is an appeasing gesture on behalf of Mike and Shirley. Given the fact that our Government wants to house 25,000 refugees. Could you imagine how that would have look if we had our own people living on the street in trying times.
Covering bases, good job! to our MLA’s

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