City, Atlohsa to discuss future of Indigenous-led winter shelter following fire – CBC

Nov 12, 2021

Clubhouse at proposed site damaged in “suspicious” fire on Nov. 7

Atlohsa Family Healing Services will be discussing the fate of its Indigenous-led winter shelter project with the city this afternoon, following a fire at the proposed site for the program.

City council still needed to give the go-ahead for the project, however, River Road Golf Course was optioned to accommodate 30 Indigenous people experiencing homelessness in trailers already set up on the grounds.

The fire at the city-owned course led to about $1 million in damages to its clubhouse, which was to serve as the hub for the shelter. The plan included meals to be prepared on-site, as well as access to laundry facilities, toilets and showers for residents, a common space for activities and programs and offices for their staff.

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