The Lillooet Friendship Centre Society (LFCS) says it hopes to open and operate a Homeless Shelter this winter despite a lack of support from some community organizations, including the District of Lillooet, and despite cumbersome regulations.

The Centre says Sekw’el’was (Cayoose Creek Band) has committed to making a “generous contribution” to the Friendship Centre which will assist the centre in meeting some of the community’s shelter needs.

Its Dec. 1 statement added, “We continue to look for volunteers to fill the day and night time shifts as well as Christmas holidays shifts as we cannot open the shelter until we can guarantee the shelter has someone monitoring it at all times while it is open. We will do our part, hoping that others will do theirs as well.”