chvnradio.com

Now Playing What just played?

THE COLOR

ONE SURE THING

Listen Live

Winnipeg's largest homeless shelter is 75 per cent of the way to having enough money to fund their expansion, and they're appealing to the public for the other 25 per cent. 

Construction on Siloam Mission's new building officially began today. The new 54,300 square foot building will add 50 shelter beds and more space for health services, mental health supports and transition services to meet a growing demand of people experiencing homelessness in the city. 

Siloam CEO Jim Bell said at a news conference today that they have $14.2 million of the $19 million needed to complete the project, which means they are now turning to the public for help with the rest. 

All three levels of government, local entrepreneurs and foundations have all contributed to the project. Most recently, John and Bonnie Buhler donated $3 million. 

siloam extension 2

Bell said it's a worthwhile cause and Siloam's volunteers work very hard, so he's hopeful Manitobans will step up alongside them. 

"We have done a great deal to reach this day but we have much more to do to complete the goals of this project and the overall goals of addressing homelessness in our community," Bell said.

People can donate by going to www.siloammakeroom.ca.

Nationally broadcast choir show back for one day only

Dozens of performers from the popular Canadian TV show Hymn Sing are reuniting for one…

Female trailblazers honoured at Legislative Building

A new project to celebrate women who have paved the way for future generations was…

Several stabbings in Winnipeg since Friday

Winnipeg police have responded to eight stabbings with eleven victims in the past four…

How to get your kids back on a school sleep schedule

As the school year draws near, getting back into a good sleeping routine can take time…

Fire destroys Crystal City elevator and business

A fire has destroyed two buildings in Crystal City, including one the community's grain…

North End blaze under control, no injuries reported

An early morning fire has destroyed a North End home.

Manitoba celebrates 20 years of diversity through Provincial Nominee program

On the heels of Folklorama, the Legislative Building hosted a diversity celebration…

New resources for caregivers

Bernice Peichl has been going to support group meetings for over a decade.

Folklorama sees increase in guests

The 49th edition of Folklorama saw more guests than the 48th.

Local harvest helping fight world hunger

Harvest is underway and, despite the lack of rain this summer, is making the Foodgrains…

Goertzen to explore significant changes in education

New Education Minister Kelvin Goertzen says the Manitoba government is exploring…

Future of MCC falls into hands of new generation

Thrift shop stores in Manitoba are putting their fate in the hands of the next generation.

Small town festival attracting big names

One weekend every year, a town of just over 1,000 quadruples in size, attracting some of…

Winnipeg or Bust: Boler trailer enthusiasts set up shop over the weekend

Tiny trailers filled the Red River Exhibition grounds just outside city limits this…

Severe thunderstorm warnings in Manitoba

Some areas of Manitoba are now under severe thunderstorm warnings.

Santa Claus Parade hinges on raising money for new float

The Santa Claus Parade is fundraising for a new float.

Police respond to six firearms calls within two day span

Winnipeg Police officers responded to five calls involving guns during a 24-hour period…

Meth increase requires no change in policing

With the recent increase in violent crime in Winnipeg, especially as a result of the…

MPI says fraud on the rise, so it's fighting harder

Manitoba Public Insurance is stepping up its game in the fight against insurance fraud.

The Pas' water situation upgraded

UPDATE: People in The Pas are now being told they can safely consume the town's water,…