Penticton city council voted unanimously Tuesday to sue the B.C. government after the province overruled the city’s decision to close a temporary winter homeless shelter.
The Okanagan city council approved court action after hearing a staff presentation on two city-commissioned surveys of about 4,000 local residents regarding the 42-bed downtown shelter at 352 Winnipeg Street.
Council also voted in favour of an immediate closure of the shelter and transfer of all 42 residents from the shelter to other housing options.
More than 60 per cent of respondents to the survey
This story was originally published on CBC News. To read the rest of this news worthy story, please visit https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/penticton-council-province-homeless-shelter-1.5995630?cmp=rss.