January 3, 2018
Homeless people have continued to be turned away from the only major shelter in the Langleys during cold weather, due to overcrowding.
In early December, the Langley Advance reported that the Salvation Army’s Gateway of Hope has had to turn away some people seeking shelter.
At the time, one to three people had been turned away on a few nights.
During the snowy weather and icy rain in late December, the issues have continued and seven people were turned away on one night, according to Tiffany Sawatzky, the residential services manager at the Gateway of Hope.