Three peninsula mayors unite in an effort to end homelessness.

With sub-zero temperatures, freezing wind, and pounding snowfall sweeping across Vancouver Island since Friday, the city’s most vulnerable were facing the wintry weather out on the front lines.

Victoria activated its Emergency Response Protocol in shelters across the region to help people stay indoors. Our Place opened up 72 extra mats for those in need.

But for the mayors of the region, the arctic chill further cemented that housing and homelessness remain the biggest issues across the peninsula.

Read the article: Three peninsula mayors unite in an effort to end homelessness

Source: Chek News 

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