It could be a long, cold winter for homeless people in West Kelowna as Rosemary Weighill, acting president of the West Kelowna Shelter Society, has confirmed the cold weather emergency shelter will not open Nov. 1.

The shelter, which had run for the past three years in the Emmanuel Church in West Kelowna, offered a hot meal and a warm place to sleep to those in need from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. Nov. 1 to March 30.