Ladysmith Resources Centre Association holding open house at new extreme weather shelter

The public will be offered a sneak peak tomorrow of Ladysmith’s new permanent Extreme Weather Shelter that will be operated by the Ladysmith Resources Centre Association.

The open house takes place on Friday from 5-7 p.m. at 631 First Avenue.

The new space, which will be open from November 2017 to the end of March 2018, will have beds for six men and four women, storage, showers, laundry facilities and a kitchen.

It is funded through BC Housing and expected to come in under the budgeted $249,000 despite behind several months behind schedule.

The Extreme Weather Shelter was temporarily housed in the basement of Bethel Church this year and opened early in mid-October due to a forecasted typhoon.

In total, the shelter was open 114 nights and served 198 guests, according to the LRCA.

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