The Ladner United Church is home to Delta’s only emergency weather shelter. (Google street view screen capture)

Delta’s only extreme weather shelter now open

Low temperatures and forecasted rain and snow prompted the shelter at Ladner United Church to open

Delta’s only extreme weather shelter is now open following an extreme weather alert issued this afternoon.

The shelter, located at Ladner United Church (4960 48th Ave.) will be open for at least tonight and possibly extending through the week. The shelter will be open from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. and has capacity for nine beds.

Forecasted rain and snow coupled coupled with temperatures at or below 0 degrees prompted authorities to open the shelter, as such weather events make it difficult or impossible for persons who are experiencing homelessness to remain safe.

The shelter is a temporary one and is only open when an extreme weather alert is called in Delta. It is organized the Ladner United Church, the City of Delta, Options Community Services, Delta Police, Delta Fire and Deltassist.

Options Community Services staff will be at the site during the extreme weather opening. Delta Police will transport people to the shelter in the evening. People using the shelter will leave in the morning on their own.

The shelter is currently in need of volunteers: either during the setup for an hour on the evenings or during the clean up when the shelter closes at 7 a.m. To volunteer, contact Debbie Mitchell at ddenira@gmail.com.

For more information, call the Ladner United Church at 604-946-6254 or visit delta.ca/shelters.



grace.kennedy@northdeltareporter.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

Second annual Delta Pride Picnic to highlight LGBTQ+ inclusion

This year’s event is slated for Saturday, Aug. 31 at Memorial Park in Ladner

White Rock RCMP seeking information about Aug. 16 assault

Man in 60s was injured around same time Paul Prestbakmo was stabbed to death

New recovery house rules, increased funding aim to prevent overdose tragedy

Changes ‘speak to issues’ highlighted by death of South Surrey’s Zachary Plett

Cloverdale DebuTheatre play heading to Vancouver Fringe Festival

Legoland will run through September at the Cultch as part of Dramatic Works Series

North Delta crime beat, week of Aug. 11

A selection of property crimes submitted weekly by the Delta Police Department

B.C. sockeye returns drop as official calls 2019 ‘extremely challenging’

Federal government says officials are seeing the same thing off Alaska and Washington state

Expanded support to help B.C. youth from care attend university still falling short

Inadequate support, limited awareness and eligibility restrictions some of the existing challenges

Ethnic media aim to help maintain boost in voting by new Canadians

Statistics Canada says new Canadians made up about one-fifth of the voting population in 2016

Cross-examination begins for B.C. dad accused of killing young daughters

Andrew Berry is charged in the deaths of six-year-old Chloe and four-year-old Aubrey in 2017

Dog attacked by river otters, Penticton owner says

Marie Fletcher says her dog was pulled underwater by four river otters in the Penticton Channel

BC SPCA overwhelmed with cats, kittens needing homes

Large number of cruelty investigations, plus normal ‘kitten season’ to blame

Memorial to deceased teen stays in place through Labour Day

Hundreds of tributes have been left at the Walnut Grove skate park

Wife charged in husband’s death in Sechelt

Karin Fischer has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of her husband, Max

Most Read