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Pacific Coliseum shelter? Why Vancouver’s arenas likely won’t house homeless during COVID-19

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is set to house the homeless again starting next month so what are the chances we could we see arenas in Metro Vancouver also serving as emergency shelters during the COVID-19 crisis?Early in the pandemic, David Eby confirmed the Pacific Coliseum was considered as space to temporarily house the most vulnerable – but BC Housing determined it wouldn’t be a good fit.“It was their feeling that it was too far from essential services and critical infrastructure to support people and staying inside,” Eby told Global News.

For 50 years, the Pacific Coliseum hosted some of Vancouver’s biggest events and it’s not done Eby said the rink on Renfrew, which is the largest building in the PNE’s Hastings Park complex, is currently not on the list of.

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