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Sioux Lookout’s emergency shelter now open 24 hours

By Eric Shih, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter THUNDER BAY SOURCE Sioux Lookout’s emergency shelter is now open 24 hours day. The shelter announced the change officially on Monday, after starting all-day operations before the weekend. Tana Troniak, executive director of Nahnahda-Wee-ee-Waywin Sioux Lookout Sexual Assault and Counselling Centre which runs the emergency shelter, said the shelter previously closed between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Troniak said the change means they’ll be’ll be serving light lunches and light suppers. She said operations have been going really well since they took over running the shelter in September. “Our numbers have increased. We’re using our overflow rooms.” she said. Troniak said between 25 and 30 people make use of the shelter a night and there are about 15 staff members. “That’s how busy

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