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Extreme weather shelter to open in North Delta next month – Surrey Now-Leader

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Extreme weather shelter to open in North Delta next month - Surrey Now-Leader

The city is getting a second shelter from extreme weather to better meet the needs of those without housing in the Northern Delta.

On Monday (November 22), the Delta Council received a report on Delta’s response to homelessness and the opening of an extreme weather shelter in the Northern Delta.

The city’s first such shelter – located at Ladner United Church, funded by BC Housing and operated by Options Community Services – opened its doors in 2017 and has served dozens of people from November to March, offering a warm and dry place to sleep and breakfast, coffee, showers and laundry service.

When and where a similar facility would open to serve the homeless population of the Northern Delta has been a matter of debate ever since.

The report notes that North Delta has more than double the population of South Delta, but no emergency shelter facilities. The report states that people without housing in the area had to travel to facilities in Surrey, Richmond or Vancouver to find shelter during extreme weather events.

That will change in the coming weeks with the opening of a new extreme weather shelter at New Hope Church (11838 88th Avenue). The facility, which will be operated by the Surrey-based Phoenix Society, is expected to open December 1 with space for 15 guests under COVID-19 public health restrictions.

Phoenix Society currently operates Little House Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Society’s Tsawwassen facility following the merger of the two organizations in May this year.

According to the report, the New Hope Church leadership team has made significant efforts and funding to ensure the building can safely accommodate the shelter this winter, including installing a sidewalk and adapting the use of space in the shelter. church to accommodate pre-existing uses, including a nursery.

The city has been asked to help support on-site security by committing to snow removal in the church parking lot, the repair of a service pole and city light in the parking lot (which the report says has already been completed), and the purchase and installation of a scissor gate to separate program areas in the building.

The city had provided $10,000 seed money for the Ladner Shelter, which was used to purchase mattresses, bedding, a washer and dryer, and other necessities. Start-up costs for the North Delta air raid shelter are expected to be “consistent with or lower” than for the Ladner facility and will be paid for from the city’s current social planning budget, along with snow removal costs.

Delta’s (for now) only shelter from extreme weather is at 4960 48th Avenue and has five beds available under its COVID-related health regulations — fewer than nine pre-pandemic. The shelter is open nightly from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m., November 1 through March 31, when Extreme Weather Response warnings are issued by the Homelessness Services Association of BC.

Alerts are triggered by extreme weather events, including rain making it difficult or impossible for homeless people to stay dry, sleet/sleet, snow build-up, sustained high winds, temperatures at or feeling like 0 C or below, rainfall of at least 50mm in a 24-hour period and/or storm surges or other floods.

The report notes that Delta Police has the power under the Assistance to Shelter Act to transport a person at risk during an extreme weather event to a shelter, and the Delta Animal Shelter will also look after pets for free while their owners in a temporary shelter.

For more information visit delta.ca/community-culture/social-planning/shelters-delta.

For information about emergency and community services in Delta, the city has the You are important to Delta Pocket Guide. The guide, last updated in July, is available at: delta.ca/community-culture/social-planning/social-services-infrastructure.


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Why do tires deflate in cold weather?

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Why do tires deflate in cold weather?

It has happened to many of us. As soon as you start the engine, the “low tire pressure” light will come on. But have you ever noticed that it happens more in the winter?

As the temperature drops, especially with arctic air, the pressure in the tire decreases. About 1-2 PSI per 10 degree drop. PSI stands for pounds per square inch. As the temperature outside gets warmer, you have more pressure on your tires.

When it comes to cold weather, individual gas molecules in the enclosed tired can have less energy at lower temperatures. Less energy means that the molecules move less. This means less pressure on the tire walls. The tire may therefore deflate slightly.

The opposite is true at warmer temperatures. There is more energy in the gas molecules. They move freely and exert pressure on the walls of the tire.

Knowing this, it’s no surprise that you may have noticed the low air pressure light in your car in this latest arctic air outbreak. It doesn’t always mean you need more air, just that your tires may need to be checked.

Here are some more winter tips that might help you: If your locks are frozen, cover your key with a little hand sanitizer, the alcohol will help melt the ice in the lock. Keep cat litter in your trunk. It can be used as traction for your tires if you get stuck. Putting some kitty litter in a pair of socks and leaving it in your car can help absorb the moisture in the air that can fog up your windows. Speaking of fog, a great way to get rid of it is to use a chalkboard eraser. Also, do not leave liquids in your car overnight. It can aid in the development of fog.

We must not forget the winter survival kit. No matter how new or running well your car is, you can still get stuck. Provide batteries and a flashlight, cell phone charger, blankets, water, and non-perishable snacks. If you are traveling in the winter, it is best to let someone know where you are going and how long it will take to get there. Sometimes friendly phone tracking apps can also provide peace of mind.

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Australia vs England 1st Day of Testing 2 Live Scores

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Australia vs England 1st Day of Testing 2 Live Scores

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Australia vs England, Ashes 1st day of testing 2 Live:After Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood and Mitchell Starc raced through the England batting lineup, knocking them out on Day 1 for a paltry 147 in just 50.1 overs, all eyes will be on David Warner, Marnus Labuschagne and Steve Smith on Day 2 in Brisbane. Can the Australian batters drive home the advantage and beat England in the first Test game? Chris Woakes, Ollie Robinson and Ben Stokes will probably have different ideas. They would hope the Gabba field comes to their rescue, just as it did when Australia was bowling. England must strike early on the second day and not allow Australia to start. After the final session of Day 1 was washed away by rain, both teams hoped for clear weather to get things started. (FULL SCORED CARD)

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England: Rory Burns, Haseeb Hameed, Dawid Malan, Joe Root (c), Ben Stokes, Ollie Pope, Jos Buttler (wk), Chris Woakes, Ollie Robinson, Mark Wood, Jack Leach

Australia: David Warner, Marcus Harris, Marnus Labuschagne, Steven Smith, Travis Head, Cameron Green, Alex Carey(wk), Pat Cummins(c), Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood

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Should You Add McDonald’s Corp (MCD) Stocks to Your Portfolio on Wednesday?

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Should You Add McDonald's Corp (MCD) Stock to Your Portfolio Wednesday?

A rating of 92 places McDonald’s Corp (MCD) near the top of the Consumer Cyclical sector according to: Investor Observer. McDonald’s Corp’s score of 92 means it ranks above 92% of the industry’s stock. In addition, its overall score of 72 ranks it higher than 72% of all stocks.

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MCD has an overall score of 72. Find out what this means for you and get the rest of the rankings on MCD!

What do these ratings mean?

Finding the best stocks can be tricky. It is not easy to compare companies from different sectors. Even companies in the cyclical consumer sector can sometimes be difficult to compare. Investor Observer‘s tools enable a top-down approach that allows you to pick a metric, find the top sector and industry, and then find the best stocks in that sector. Our proprietary scoring system captures technical factors, fundamental analysis and the opinions of analysts on Wall Street. This makes InvestorsObserver’s overall rating a great way to start, regardless of your investing style. Percentile-ranked scores are also easy to understand. A score of 100 is the top and a 0 is the bottom. No need to try to remember what is “good” for a lot of complicated ratios, just pay attention to which numbers are the highest.

What will happen to McDonald’s Corp stock today?

Shares of McDonald’s Corp (MCD) traded at $260.52 on Wednesday, December 8 at 1:33 PM, up $0.61, or 0.23% from its previous closing price of $259.91. Volume today is light. So far, 1,401,123 shares have been traded compared to an average volume of 2,782,222 shares. The stock has traded between $259.19 and $262.81 so far today. Click here for the full stock report for the stock of McDonald’s Corp.

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