Across Canada, it is estimated that in rural and remote areas, there are approximately 70,000 to 100,000 homeless people.

And some of those homeless people are right here in the community of Strathmore and area, says Linda Bernicki, social services coordinator with the Town of Strathmore.

Strathmore’s Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) recently led the Rural Homelessness Estimation Project for Strathmore and area, and Bernicki presented the results at the March 6 town council meeting.