The number of homeless people in Thompson may be growing, as increasing numbers of people are being turned away from the homeless shelter because it is full.

Thompson Homeless Shelter and Canadian Mental Health Association – Thomson executive director Paullette Simkins said at the city’s Jan. 9 public safety meeting that the number of people being turned away has increased in recent months.

“We’ve noticed that there’s new faces in town,” Simkins said, including many in their 20s and 30s.