Northumberland County Warming Shelter Closed For Unknown Reason On Coldest Night Of The Year in Cobourg

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A warming shelter to provide relief to the frigid temperatures this winter was unexpectedly closed on Friday, January 15, 2022 in Cobourg.

Today’s Northumberland noticed the sign on the door on Friday night at approximately 9 p.m.

The warming room has been located at St. Peter’s Anglican Church located at 240 College Street in Cobourg since December 13, 2021.

Ironically, the shelter was closed on what is believed to be the coldest night this winter with temperatures hovering around -20 Celsius.

Northumberland County and Transition House Shelter were partnering with the church to offer shelter “seven days a week until the end of March 2022,” stated a released promoting the shelter in December.

With the lights turned off and a door to the Sheppard Hall locked a sign taped to the door at St. Peter’s Church stating, “All Individuals Looking to Access the Warming Centre, Please go to 10 Chapel Street for Coordinated Access” which is Transition House.

Today’s Northumberland reached out to Northumberland County for answers, but has not heard back.

The shelter is being funded with Social Services Relief Funding, announced by the provincial government.

The Northumberland County website offers no explanation or indication how long the shelter will be closed.

Pete Fisher
Author: Pete Fisher

Has been a photojournalist for over 30-years and have been honoured to win numerous awards for photography and writing over the years. Best selling author for the book Highway of Heroes - True Patriot Love

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