Courtenay Responds with Temporary Emergency Shelter Option Following Travelodge Fire

City of Courtenay Council has approved an option for temporary emergency shelter in response to an overnight fire on Tuesday October 19 at the Travelodge Courtenay Hotel at 2605 Cliffe Avenue that displaced approximately 30 residents.

To support the response by provincial authorities, emergency authorization was granted by Council on Tuesday morning for the use of the Connect Warming Centre at 685 Cliffe Avenue as temporary overnight accommodations for up to ten (10) displaced hotel residents while BC Housing determines a longer-term solution. Additional measures may be activated by City staff to support the emerging needs of displaced residents, the province, and other service providers responding to this event.

Bob Wells

Mayor, City of Courtenay