click to enlarge CP photo: Jared Wickerham As winter nears and temperatures drop, the question of how to serve vulnerable populations experiencing homelessness or housing insecurity is once again posed. This is especially dire now, as COVID-19 has drastically changed how shelters operate. Now
The pandemic is leading shelters to take precautions to limit the spread of the virus, resulting in fewer beds. Some volunteers who typically shuttle the homeless or supervise emergency shelters have come off the roster this year due to their own health concerns. “It’s very frustrating but we knew coming
Town of Hay River welcome sign. Photo by Emelie Peacock/100.1 Moose FM. Hay River is receiving money from the GNWT to set up an emergency shelter for homeless people. The Kujat Building on Industrial Drive has been repurposed to support an emergency overnight shelter, with a capacity of 15 people.