The Provincial Government’s support for up to four temporary shelters is good news for Vancouver, says Mayor Gregor Robertson, and will help keep the City’s most vulnerable citizens safe and warm this winter.
“I want to thank Minister Rich Coleman and the BC government for their support,” said Mayor Robertson. “The investment they are making in difficult economic times will make a real difference for people who need it the most.”
Last year, the City partnered with the Province to open four temporary winter shelters, in Mt. Pleasant, Kitsilano, Downtown South, and the West End. The locations for this year’s shelters have not been selected, but could involve the same as last year. All four shelters will close no later than the end of April 2011.