The board overseeing the operations of the temporary shelter is purchasing the former Life Centre Church, which once hosted a homeless shelter before it closed in 2016.

Paul Vanderlaan, a volunteer with the shelter board, said the board of directors will purchase the building for $60,000 which is due in April 2018.

“This is very exciting,” he said. “We are grateful to the Pentecostal Church of Canada for this. They have given a very fair price on the property knowing full well that the premises will be used for community functions. There are a few repairs that will need to be done once purchased to make the building safe and functional. We have decided as well that New Glasgow would be a great area for the shelter taking in consideration that this shelter is for all in Pictou County and persons passing through on the 104 highway.”