A public hearing was held on Monday at The Pas town hall regarding an application submitted by Manitoba housing to use the building at 202 Edwards Avenue as the new location for the Oscars Place Homeless Shelter. Former Stand Up for Oscars Place member and The Pas resident Olivia McCorriston watched the hearing online and said she did not a have a problem with the people that were against the proposed location but she was not happy with what some people said at the hearing.
McCorriston says a letter was presented at the meeting that contained remarks that she felt were inappropriate and set a bad tone. She was also bothered by people that said quote “Let it just shut it down and see what happens.
Even though McCorriston is no longer a member of Stand Up for Oscars Place she still cares very much about the homeless population and believes that having a homeless shelter in the downtown area would help to keep the area clean by providing public bathrooms and other services to keep the homeless off the streets.
A resolution for the application will be voted on at the next council meeting.