About a dozen health, Indigenous and police agencies met together and brain-stormed this week to come up with ideas to solve Kenora’s ongoing homeless and addiction crisis.

“The meetings yielded difficult conversations, but were a true testament to the importance of organizations coming together to ensure the well-being of the community,” a Kenora District Services Board (KDSB) news release said Thursday.

Starting on Monday, the city’s 46-bed homeless shelter is closing for 45 days so that organizers can re-think programs and complete construction projects inside the downtown church building.

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