Vancouver opening emergency shelters this weekend due to "extreme weather"

Oct 23 2020, 5:03 pm

With snow falling at higher elevations around Metro Vancouver on Friday morning and temperatures expected to feel like they’re around freezing level, the City of Vancouver is opening its “extreme weather” shelters to offer those sleeping on the streets a warm, and dry place to spend the night.

In a bulletin posted on Twitter, the city said that an “Extreme Weather Alert” was issued today, and will be in effect until October 25, “due to feels like temperatures at or below 0°C.”

Those who are sleeping outside are encouraged to “please come to the safety of the shelters.”

The two shelters that will be open this weekend are Directions Youth Services centre – 1138 Burrard Street – from 10 pm to 7 am, and the Evelyn Saller Centre – 320 Alexander Street – from 11 pm to 8 am.

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