Meeting to discuss operation of the warming shelter. Facebook/ Mayor Tyler Gandam

Meeting to discuss operation of the warming shelter. Facebook/ Mayor Tyler Gandam

Wetaskiwin Warming Shelter in place

Wetaskiwin’s warming shelter is officially in place as of Dec. 1, 2021.

During the last weekend in November, City of Wetaskiwin Administration and Council, Inspector Durance with Wetaskiwin RCMP, Wetaskiwin Community Peace Officer’s and the Mustard Seed had the opportunity to tour the shelter and meet about its operations.

In a post to the Mayor Tyler Gandam Facebook page on December 1, Mayor Gandam informed residents that Wetaskiwin RCMP, CPO’s and a private security company will be visiting the shelter during their shifts to ensure the safety of both shelter guests and staff.

“This is [n]ot a permanent solution and we will continue to lobby the [p]rovincial and [f]ederal governments for support,” Gandam states in the post.

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Should the shelter become full, they will be working with the shelter in Maskwacis that has been taking people from the encampment since the arrival of snow and colder temperatures in the city.



shaela.dansereau@pipestoneflyer.ca

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