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Pursuant to sec. 2(2)(b) of the Assistance to Shelter Act an Extreme Weather Alert (EWA) is being issued for the municipality of New Westminster, British Columbia. This EWA activates the authorities in the Assistance to Shelter Act for police to assist persons at risk due to extreme weather conditions and remains in effect until it is cancelled.

This EWA is being issued on December 30, 2021 at 10am, due to the following weather conditions and forecast: snow accumulation and feels like temperatures at or below zero degrees.

The following shelters will be providing spaces during this EWA:

Lower Mainland Purpose Society EWR Shelter

502 Columbia Street, enter on Front Street side of building

8:00pm to 8:00am

Phone: 604-526-2522 (830-5pm) or 604-375-5792 (during shelter hours)

Space for up to 50 adults 19+

Russell Housing Centre

740 Carnarvon Street

8:30pm to 8:00am

Phone: 604-862-9582

Spaces for up to 10 adults 19+