“As brutally cold temperatures and mounting piles of snow pose serious safety concerns for Winnipeg’s unsheltered population, an advocate is calling for longer-term solutions to homelessness.
Steve Pachol has been without a home for almost a year now.
Thanks to a new shelter that opened back in December, he’s been able to escape the extreme cold at night.
‘I certainly ain’t lacking. Food, I’m good. Clothing, I’m good. I got a bed under my butt and a roof over my head, so I’m doing good there,’ said Pachol, who was collecting change at a boulevard on Main Street.
But not all are handling the elements as well. Some people are either left without shelter or are using bus shelters as a temporary home.
End Homelessness Winnipeg said this winter has been a very dangerous one for the city’s unsheltered population.”