A new 3-story building is going up quickly on Valemount’s 5th avenue next to the Health Centre. The building will provide 14 units of short and long-term housing for women and children escaping violence or at risk of violence, as well as a trauma-informed daycare for up to 72 children (full-time and part-time slots). The mixed housing-daycare project is a partnership between BC Housing, Robson Valley Community Services, the Village of Valemount, and the BC government with in-kind support from Columbia Basin Trust. The opening date is expected to be in 2023. /LAURA KEIL