City's emergency shelter opens

Burnaby’s extreme weather shelter opened on the weekend.

The Lookout Emergency Aid Society issued an extreme weather alert on Saturday, Dec. 3. On Monday, the alert was extended to include Dec. 5 to 8 after Metro Vancouver's first snowfall of the year.

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Homeless people who don't have a place to sleep are asked to go to Westminster Bible Chapel.

The city does not have a permanent year-round homeless shelter, so when the forecast calls for freezing temperatures or rain that could endanger human health, the chapel opens its doors.

The church is at 7540 6th St. and is accessible by two bus routes: the 106 from Metrotown and the 123 from Brentwood.

Doors open at 7 p.m. each night. For more information, call 778-384-6486.

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