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Northern Alberta town opens emergency shelter after years of lobbying – Yahoo

November 15, 2023

A new year-round temporary homeless shelter in Northern Alberta is aiming to be a lifeline for the most vulnerable in the Slave Lake region.

Slave Lake’s new emergency shelter opened last week and provides 20 spaces for people experiencing homelessness, according to a news release from the Alberta government Tuesday.

The provincial government has put forward $730,000 for the municipality to operate the shelter.

Temporary winter emergency spaces have been operating in Slave Lake since 2018.

While municipal leaders secure a permanent location for the shelter, the town has opened a temporary space in a trailer on vacant land to provide emergency spaces.

While municipal leaders secure a permanent location for the shelter, the town has opened a temporary space in a trailer on vacant land to provide emergency spaces. (Town of Slave Lake/Facebook)

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