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  • Temporary emergency shelter opening in Kelowna

    A new winter shelter will be opening in Kelowna soon and the province is also working on a hygiene station for the community.
  • Why some homeless campers in Kelowna want to be away from Recreation Avenue

    Tom is one of a handful of homeless people taking advantage of the fact that the City of Kelowna actually designated two camping spots for those who could not find room in shelters for the winter.
  • Mental institutions may be the only solution to the most 'broken' among homeless: Advocate

    KELOWNA - Supportive housing may work for the vast majority of Kelowna’s homeless but getting the most severely “broken” people off the streets and out of shelters may require the extreme measure of creating a new kind of mental institution.
  • Poverty is about more than homelessness in the Okanagan

    KELOWNA - Through initiatives like Journey Home, there’s been a huge focus on homelessness in the Okanagan over the past few months but Christine Mettler says there is much more to poverty than not having a home.
  • All systems go for Kelowna's Journey Home

    KELOWNA - Mayor Colin Basran’s agreement to be the liaison between Kelowna City Council and Journey Home was the final piece needed to launch the next phase of the city’s homeless strategy.
  • Inn From the Cold site in Kelowna to be redeveloped

    KELOWNA - Just because Inn From the Cold emergency shelter will finally close by the end of January, it doesn’t mean its landlord isn’t helping those in need.
  • Numbers are in for Kamloops' first ever youth homeless count

    KAMLOOPS – There are 129 youth in Kamloops who, at some point, had nowhere to live.
  • How Vernon is making Christmas wishes come true

    VERNON - A phone card, a bus ticket, warm footwear: It’s not your usual Christmas wish list, but for those on the receiving end, the gifts may mean a call home, a family visit or keeping warm on the unforgiving winter streets.
  • Homeless in Kamloops need blankets

    KAMLOOPS – When Barbara Lundstrom heard there were 77 people tallied in the 2014 homeless count, she knew she had to do something — especially when her idea about what to do woke her up at 4:30 a.m.

    “I phoned my daughter,” Lundstrom says with a laugh. “She told me to phone her back in 12 hours.”

    Lundstrom decided it would be up to her to gather blankets for all those who were sleeping outdoors as the cold winter months approached.
  • HELSTON: A small act of kindness will go a long way this Christmas

    I’ll admit it; I tend to get my back up when I'm asked for money. My instinct is to terminate the uncomfortable conversation as quickly as possible with a ‘no, not today’ or some other firm, but polite, way of communicating the cause is not getting my hard earned cash. But I’m going to tell you why we should all consider donating to local homelessness action groups this holiday season.

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