Province Announces Extreme Weather Shelter Funding
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.