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Monday, February 24, 2014

Future Of Salvation Army's Homeless Shelter Up In The Air

The city might lose the Salvation Army Centre of Hope on St. James Street as early as the end of this month, according to the Canadian Union of Public Employees.

The Union representing the workers at the Salvation Army, CUPE local 4780, says it told last week four days of negotiation were being postponed until further notice. Marcos Salib of Local 4780 is warning the closure would result in 35 employees losing their jobs and 34 residents without a roof over their heads. 

Salib goes on to say the employees have been told the building, itself, is in need of repairs.