The Flin Flon Aboriginal Friendship Centre is preparing for the cold weather and its impact on our local homeless population. Their Housing Coordinator Sheri Campbell says they are currently conducting a Build A Backpack program. She explains they have 50 backpacks that they received a grant to purchase and they are filling them with emergency cold weather items such as toques, mitts, scarves and water bottles for individuals who may not have those items and once they fill them they are taking them to both RCMP detachments, the Food Bank, the Emergency Room and allowing these First Responders to hand them out to people they feel need them. In the Flin Flon Creighton and surrounding areas about 1.7 percent of our local population is deemed homeless and at risk during the cold winter months. You can drop items or monetary donations off at the front desk at the Friendship Centre and if you have questions call Sheri or Shelly at 204-687-3900.