Shelters Helping During Cold Snap

Shelters in Vernon are working to ensure no one has to sleep outside during this cold snap.

Randene Wejr with Turning Points says they are not aware of people who have nowhere to go.  She says they are full and have increased  hours for the Extreme Weather Response so that people don't have to be outside for any extended period of time so they are open when the Mission is closed. 

The Upper Room Mission says the compassion and generosity showed during this cold snap has been heartwarming.  They want to thank the community for the donation of  blankets, mats, gloves and winter clothing to help those sleeping rough in our community.  They're also asking to keep the donations co

It is going to start to warm up a bit, but the forecast is also calling for 2cm of snow Thursday.  Environment Canada's Bobby Sekhon says our cold-snap isn't going anywhere yet and could stick around till the middle of the month before returning to a normal February.

Normal for this time of year is a low of minus 6 and a  high of plus 1.