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Prince Rupert residents bringing shelter awareness at City Hall

Prince Rupert residents bringing shelter awareness at City Hall

A tent city of sorts has popped up at Prince Rupert City Hall.

SomePrince Rupert residents set up tents on the grass outside the building to help the homeless during the winter months and raise awareness about what they say is a lack of shelter and affordable housing options for the city’s most vulnerable.

Organizer Patrika McEvoy is a member of the Indigenous mother’s council.  She says even if the solutions are just for right now, its a positive start.

Mayor of Prince Rupert Lee Brain stopped by and pledged to call North Coast NDP MLA Jennifer Rice as well.

Organizer are asking members of the public to bring sleeping bags or blankets to city hall.

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