The Greater Victoria Coalition to End Homelessness has issued an Extreme Weather Alert activating daytime and overnight shelters in Victoria and Sooke.
The alert was issued due to the forecasted temperatures in the region being at or below 0°.
Environment Canada has not issued a weather alert for Vancouver Island as of 11:30 a.m.
The forecast for Victoria calls for temperatures to reach a high of 2° today, with temperatures reaching -4° overnight.
Environment Canada is calling for temperatures in Victoria to be at or below 0° overnight until Saturday.
Feb. 22: Feb. 21: An Extreme Weather Alert remains in effect for #YYJ due to a forecast of 0 degrees or lower.
See attached poster for details. Visit https://t.co/r72NL3CaVT for updated information. pic.twitter.com/DECv5t4dGL
— Greater Victoria Coalition to End Homelessness (@HomeForHope) February 22, 2022
The James Bay United Church at 511 Michigan Street will be operating a daytime shelter from noon to 8 p.m. today where snacks will be provided.
Salvation Army ARC at 525 Johnson Street will operate an overnight shelter with 30 spaces available from 8:30 p.m. to 7:30 a.m. with soup served in the evening and cereal or porridge served in the morning.
The Sooke Shelter at 6750 West Coast Road will operate a shelter with five spaces from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. with meals and snacks provided.