Homeless shelters are packed and pleas for warmth are being made as temperatures in the North Okanagan have plummeted as low as -21 (and even colder in some areas) in recent days.

The freezing conditions are having the biggest impact on those living on the streets as they seek warmth on a daily basis.

“We are full at all of our sites including Gateway, Howard House and our Extreme Weather Response,” said Randene Wejr, co-executive director at Turning Points Collaborative Society, which manages the shelters.