October 15, 2019
As B.C. marks Homelessness Action Week, the fate of a shelter in downtown Chilliwack is up in the air.
City council is set to vote on the future of the facility on Tuesday night, but those who want it to close say it’s bringing drug deals, aggression toward students, and increasing crime too close to schools.
Chilliwack Middle School and Chilliwack Secondary School sit just east of the Portal. More than 3,700 people have signed a petition to have the shelter relocated.
The school district held a special meeting to debate whether or not to send a letter to council asking to have the shelter relocated.