Province funds shelter beds

The spaces are located at the Salvation Army’s Lighthouse Inn from the Cold, at 441 Third Street

  • Nov. 15, 2013 10:00 a.m.

The province will fund 12 extreme weather spaces in Salmon Arm this winter, to increase emergency shelter space when weather conditions threaten the safety and health of individuals. The spaces are located at the Salvation Army’s Lighthouse Inn from the Cold, at 441 Third Street.

These temporary spaces will be available from the beginning of November to the end of March, whenever the community issues an extreme weather alert.

“In times of extreme weather, we want to ensure no one is left out in the cold,” says Shuswap MLA Greg Kyllo. “These spaces protect our most vulnerable people from the harsh elements outside, while shelter staff inside provide a caring hand to those in need.”