January 8, 2019
Homeless shelters are filling up and agencies are running out of warm clothing donations as Edmonton grapples with freezing temperatures this week.
After midnight Monday, temperatures in Edmonton dipped to –22 C, warming up to –13 by mid-afternoon Tuesday. The wind chill made it feel several degrees colder.
The overnight shelters at Hope Mission were filled to maximum capacity Monday night, with close to 500 people. About 60 people had been referred to the shelter after being discovered on the street by outreach workers.