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Penticton council meeting behind closed doors over shelter fight with province

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March 22, 2021 - 6:30 PM

A special meeting of Penticton city council has been called for noon tomorrow, March 23.

The purpose of the meeting is to discuss correspondence from B.C. Housing, a news release from the city states.

Nothing more is stated in the news release other than to say it will be a closed meeting.

The city has been in an ongoing discussion with B.C. Housing and Housing Minister David Eby over the operation of the emergency winter shelter at the former Victory Church.

It was scheduled to close March 31. The city refused to extend the building’s temporary use permit to keep it operating beyond that date so Eby announced the province will keep it open anyway.

READ MORE: 'Very, very disappointed:' Mayor reacts to province's decision to override Penticton on shelter closure

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