Kamloops

Homeless population continues to surge in Kamloops

Vancouver police are giving homeless people free bus-tickets to Kamloops. Meanwhile, shelters here are full to over-flowing.

There is growing concern that a tent-city for the homeless could spring up in Kamloops.

Bud Forbes is the chairperson of the Out of the Cold shelter which is in the basement of St. Paul's Cathedral. (Jenifer Norwell/CBC)

Homeless shelters in Kamloops are reporting growing numbers. More people are arriving everyday, some of them on free bus tickets provided by the Vancouver police department.

Bud Forbes is a coordinator for the Out of the Cold program in Kamloops. He joined us in studio.

To hear the audio, click the link: Interview with Bud Forbes from Out Of the Cold program

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