Out of the Cold opening early

8 November 2023, Fort Frances Times
By Ken Kellar
Staff writer

As the temperature continues to drop and the colder months of the year roll inexorably towards the district, the Out of the Cold Warming Centre is once more preparing to open its doors and offer respite to those it can.

While the centre located at 324 Victoria Avenue was originally slated to open on Tuesday, November 14, 2023, the early drop in temperature and willingness of some contracted employees means that the opening date has been now been bumped up to Thursday, November 9, 2023.

While the earlier opening date will be a welcome announcement to those who visit and make use of the Warming Centre each year, Sandra Weir, the Integrated Services Manager and Housing Lead for the District of Rainy River Services Board (DRRSB, formerly the Rainy River District Social Services Administration Board or RRDSSAB) said that they do see the comments made on social media asking why the organization doesn’t open earlier, or for longer, and she said that it’s simply just not feasible with the level of funding they are provided.

Read the full article in the Fort Frances Times: https://fftimes.com/news/local-news/out-of-the-cold-opening-early/

Learn more about the Out of the Cold Warming Centre: https://rrdssab.ca/out-of-the-cold-warming-centre/

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