Funding opens extreme weather spaces in Vernon

B.C. Housing will provide funding for 10 extreme weather shelter spaces with the John Howard Society, which operates Gateway House.

The Gateway shelter is receiving assistance for poor weather beds.

Provincial assistance will ensure shelter for Vernon residents without a place to call home.

B.C. Housing will provide funding for 10 extreme weather shelter spaces with the John Howard Society, which operates Gateway House.

“We can’t predict when extreme weather will affect Vernon, but we can be prepared,” said Eric Foster, Vernon-Monashee MLA.

“These extreme weather spaces in Vernon will save lives and provide a safe place for shelter.”

Extreme weather shelters supplement the more than 1,800 permanent, year-round shelter beds available in B.C.

“Each winter, the B.C. government works with communities and  volunteers around the province to make sure that extra shelter space  is available during the cold winter months,” said Rich Coleman, minister responsible for housing.

 

“These additional spaces  supplement permanent, year-round services and provide an extra layer of support to make sure that everyone has a warm, safe place to stay.”

 

 

Just Posted

Vernon photographer captures emotion

It was when Davis Ross moved to Vernon that he said his passion for photography was ignited.

Rock slide forces rural Keremeos residents to leave their homes

Witness describes boulders bigger than her car

Okanagan-Shuswap weather: goodbye sun, hello rain

Environement Canada forcasts clouds and rain for the weekend and beyond

Army of support behind Morning Star saleswoman battling cancer

GoFundMe helps empower Sue Folliott’s fight

Okanagan College to develop wellness strategy for drug use

The Kelowna campus has 28 employees trained in the use of naloxone.

Protective human chain forms around Victoria mosque for Friday prayer

Islanders stand arm-in-arm to show support in aftermath of New Zealand shootings

Wildlife activists slam B.C. business, clubs for ‘wolf-whacking’ contests

Chilcotin Guns, Creston Valley Rod and Gun Club and West Kootenay Outdoorsmen Club under fire

UPDATE: Destructive blaze in West Kelowna

A unit of a condo complex is on fire in West Kelowna

‘Families torn apart:’ Truck driver in fatal Broncos crash gets 8-year sentence

Judge Inez Cardinal told court in Melfort, Sask., that Sidhu’s remorse and guilty plea were mitigating factors

AquaVan comes to Okanagan Science Centre

200-litre mobile touch tank allows you to get up-close with marine invertebrates

Boy who went missing from park remains largest probe in Victoria police history

The four-year old Victoria boy went missing without a trace on March 24, 1991

WestJet sticking with Boeing 737 Max once planes certified to fly

WestJet had expected to add two more of the planes this year to increase its fleet to 13

No joke: Kelowna’s first zero-waste grocery store to open April 1

Farm Bound Zero Waste has announced its opening date

Motorcyclist dies after three-vehicle crash on old Island Highway

Accident happened at 12:15 p.m. Friday near Country Club Centre in Nanaimo

Most Read