Time was running out for the residents of Camp Hope, as its organizers were preparing to pack up the tenting community on Wednesday.
However, the City of Regina has announced that they have been able to find an alternative indoor space for the nearly 200 residents who use the camp.
“Work is rapidly proceeding to prepare the space for occupancy, and third parties are preparing for operational responsibilities,” said the City of Regina in a written release. “When the space is fully prepared to begin operations, the City and other stakeholders will make a public announcement. At this time, the City cannot publicly confirm the location of the space or any further detail.”
This comes after the camp, which provides an outdoor space for those experiencing homelessness, changed its name from Camp Marjorie earlier this week.
The name change was done in a ceremony to release the spirit of Marjorie, a woman in need of housing who died in a Regina park one month ago.