The Thompson homeless shelter was only at about half its capacity through November but since colder weather arrived the number of beds in use has gone up, members of the recreation and community services committee heard at their Dec. 15 meeting.

The shelter was only at 48 per cent capacity for the month of November, in part because 25 homeless people are still being housed at the YWCA through the Sheltering the Homeless in Place Project (SHIPP). The homeless shelter also assisted four people to return to their home communities in November.