Warming shelter to be busy as Regina suffers deep freeze

Regina’s warming shelters will be seeing more traffic over the next few days due to plummeting temperatures.

Awasiw: A Place of Hope is one of those centres that has been serving the community as a warming station since December.

But Wanda Rockthunder with Awasiw says one of her concerns is how busy they will be this weekend.

“We’ve had people who’ve had to wait outside the door because we were full,” said Rockthunder. “Those are the days that it wasn’t too cold, so it was fine for them to wait a little bit outside the door, but now with this cold weather, what are we going to do with that?”

Despite COVID-19, Rockthunder said they have done a good job so far with everything from cleaning and sanitization protocols, to providing enough spacing for residents so they can be properly physically distanced.

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