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Day shelter neighbour uses Facebook to expose violence

April Desjarlais has taken to Facebook to raise awareness of the homelessness crisis that is unfolding outside her business. Desjarlais is the owner of the Finn Hansen building on 50 Street, which is right next door to the city’s sobering centre and day shelter. In recent weeks, she has spoken out against the steady drumbeat...
Trevor Kasteel calls for compassion when considering city homelessness issues in this guest comment.

GUEST COMMENT: Homeless are hurting so let’s show we care

We all need to be better. If we are truly looking for a solution to homelessness, and if we are truly serious about it, then compassion and love are the first step. No matter what is said by whomever regarding homelessness in Yellowknife — and the shelter debate — I want to say thank you...
Nathalie Nadeau, left, and Denise McKee, executive director of NWT Disability Council, made their case for the positive impact the sobering centre and day shelter is having on the community. Brett McGarry/ NNSL Photo

Police, health officials defend shelter at city council meeting

Police, health and emergency services providers came to city hall Monday to tout the benefits of the day shelter and sobering centre on 50 Street while warning city council of what could be lost without one. The presentation comes after a neighbouring building owner, April Desjarlais, complained to city council last month, saying the situation outside the...
April Desjarlais, owner of the Finn Hansen building next door to the Yellowknife day shelter and sobering centre on 50 Street.

GUEST COMMENT: Don’t just throw up your hands and walk away

I feel that I must respond to your editorial from March 29 entitled “If no shelter, then what?” As landlords of Yellowknife’s combined Day Shelter and Sobering Centre, I can appreciate that you are...

EDITORIAL: If no shelter, then what?

We will get this out of the way first. Northern News Services owns the day shelter and sobering centre building. The building is leased to the territorial government, which has contracted the NWT Disabilities Council...
April Desjarlais, owner of the Finn Hansen building next door to the Yellowknife day shelter and sobering centre on 50 Street.

Day shelter neighbour ‘exasperated’ with abuse and chaos

Five months after the government-operated day shelter and sobering centre on 50 street opened in September of 2018, a neighbouring property owner says the area has been thrown into chaos. April Desjarlais, owner of the Finn Hansen building next door, came before council on March 25 to describe the extent of abuse and disruptions stemming...