Campbellton is in dire need of an emergency shelter, according to the city’s mayor who, says the provincial government needs to step in and fill a void that’s lingered for more than a decade.

Establishing an emergency shelter for the city’s homeless is near and dear to Stephanie Anglehart-Paulin’s heart. She helped her husband establish Campbellton’s first shelter in 1998.

Anglehart-Paulin said 128 people came through its doors before the couple handed the shelter over to a board of community members almost two years after it opened.