City council, in particular Matthew Shoemaker and Rick Niro, want the low down on warming shelters for Sault Ste. Marie from staff Monday.
Because of the unexpected cold snap that has affected residents traveling on foot from one place to another or in the worst case, those who don’t have any place to keep warm, these two city councilors want city staff to report back with information on our current warming shelter situation and maybe if it needs improvements.
St. Vincent Place is the only local warming shelter currently listed on the internet but they are being built or requested all across the United States as the colder temperatures are reaching the south.
This request by the two councilors is focused mainly on protecting the homeless in extreme temperatures.