Cleanup efforts continue at Salvation Army

The Salvation Army remains displaced from its Gibsons offices following an Oct. 23 fire at 682 Gibsons Way.

Despite initial reports that all the residents of the building had returned, the occupant of the suite directly above the Salvation Army offices and chapel expects to be out of her home for at least two more months as repairs to smoke and water damage continue.

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The Salvation Army is now operating its meal services and food bank hamper distribution using the facilities of the Christian Life Assembly church on School Road.

The Salvation Army space was also under consideration as the site for a cold weather homeless shelter under BC Housing’s annual program. With that option no longer available, BC Housing has not yet announced if there will be a seasonal shelter in Gibsons.

The shelters typically operate from Nov. 1 to March 31.

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