Edmonton-based groups call for new day shelter, more supports after EXPO Centre drop-in closure

A group of Edmonton organizations that help support vulnerable people in the city is calling on officials to bring forward more options, after the Edmonton EXPO Centre officially closed its drop-in shelter program. A joint letter signed by nine local…

Edmonton Expo Centre to close as drop-in day shelter July 31

A temporary drop-in day shelter set up to offer services to Edmonton’s most vulnerable population amid the COVID-19 pandemic will close at the end of the month. The City of Edmonton announced Wednesday that the shelter at the Expo Centre,…

Coronavirus: Edmonton aims to close EXPO Centre drop-in day shelter by August

Three months after the the Edmonton EXPO Centre opened its doors to daytime drop-in for Edmonton’s homeless, the city and its partners are aiming to end operations at the site before the beginning of August. The number of people using…

AHS investigating whether under-cooked chicken served to hundreds at Edmonton EXPO drop-in centre

Alberta Health Services is investigating after it says patrons of the drop-in program at the Edmonton EXPO Centre may have been served under-cooked chicken. According to Kerry Williamson from AHS, there are currently no confirmed cases of illness. The chicken…

City of Edmonton working to get more showers for EXPO Centre COVID-19 facility

The City of Edmonton has released more information about what day-to-day operations look like at a temporary health facility at the EXPO Centre. The facility was set up to support vulnerable people through the COVID-19 crisis, and now staff are…

Edmonton charities launch ‘urgent’ campaign for cash-only donations to buy clothing for homeless

Two local charities are hoping the generosity of Edmontonians will help keep the homeless population warm and clothed as the COVID-19 crisis continues. Boyle Street Community Services and the Bissell Centre have launched a #Clothes4Comfort campaign, hoping to get cash…

Edmonton EXPO Centre homeless shelter to have drop-in, COVID-19 health care services

The Edmonton EXPO Centre is set to officially open as a temporary health centre Monday night and drop-in centre Tuesday morning. The space will help vulnerable people through the COVID-19 pandemic. Related News The announcement that the centre would be…

Edmonton Expo Centre to house vulnerable population

March 20 2020 8:20pm The Edmonton Expo Centre will be used to house and provide services to the city’s vulnerable population amid the novel coronavirus outbreak. Chris Chacon explains what that entails. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id =…

Coronavirus: Kenney says Edmonton Expo Centre will be used for vulnerable population

One day after Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson pleaded with the provincial government to make a decision on supporting the vulnerable population amid the novel coronavirus outbreak, Alberta Premier Jason Kenney has announced the Edmonton Expo Centre will be used. Related…

Edmonton Stingers still planning for upcoming CEBL season despite COVID-19 crisis

The Canadian Elite Basketball League is very hopeful that its second season will be able to go ahead, despite the COVID-19 pandemic. For starters, the league has a bit of leeway because the regular season doesn’t open until May, which…