Inner-city homeless shelter in Edmonton closed for major renovations

The Herb Jamieson Centre shut down on Dec. 31, 2019 and will soon be demolished to make way for a new shelter with room for 400 people. The Hope Mission says the current building is old, unsafe and not wheelchair…

Edmonton homeless encampments being removed

City of Edmonton crews moved in Friday morning, taking down a homeless encampment which has been growing on 95 Street, north of the LRT tracks. The teardown is part of a phased approach which started earlier this week. “We’ve heard…

Yards for Hope raises funds, awareness for Edmonton’s homeless community

An annual fundraiser in support of Edmonton’s homeless community got underway at Commonwealth Stadium Wednesday morning. Yards for Hope raises funds and awareness for Hope Mission, an inner-city shelter that provides meals, a warm place to sleep and other essential…

From Mali to World Juniors: What’s keeping Canadians from home at Christmas

The holiday season is often full of cheer, but it can also be a difficult time of the year if you aren’t able to spend it with your loved ones. Whether it’s a profession that takes someone away from home…