As cold weather sets in, shelters open more beds


The temperature is dropping around the region. In response the Extreme Weather Protocol has been called.

Jen Bacon, regional co-ordinator of Victoria’s inter-agency Extreme Weather Protocol program, said the first tier of cold-weather response was activated on Sunday, when temperatures hit 0 C and winds reached 40 to 60 km/h. “It was a combination of the temperature and the wind that initially triggered our program,” said Bacon. “That combination of events is considered to be ‘extreme’ according to our program.”

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Source: Times Colonist

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