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  • 2019-02-21 - Committee votes down appeal over Bruce Oake Recovery Centre
    A last ditch effort to stop the Bruce Oake Recovery Centre from rising on the site of the closed Vimy Arena has been turned down at city hall. A committee of four councilors voted against an appeal by local residents. 170 people registered an appeal in opposition of a conditional use application approved for the 50-bed long term drug treat...
  • 2019-02-21 - City committee unanimously shoots down appeal, recovery centre to move forward
    Members of the appeal committee voted unanimously to deny the appeal from St. James residents who wished to have the decision to allow the Bruce Oake Recovery Centre built where Vimy Arena stands overturned.
  • 2019-01-31 - Bruce Oake Recovery Centre clears final hurdle, construction could begin in late summer
    Another hurdle was cleared at city hall Thursday for the proposed St. James-area addictions treatment facility.Members of council unanimously approved a rezoning and a subdivision plan for the Bruce Oake Recovery Centre project.
  • 2018-11-14 - Bruce Oake Recovery Centre one step closer after marathon public rezoning hearing at city hall
    The Bruce Oake Recovery Centre took another step to becoming a reality early Wednesday morning after a marathon public hearing at city hall lasting for more than six hours. More than 60 people were in the crowd at the Assiniboia Community Committee Meeting. Typically, these meetings are held in a smaller room, but this one was moved to the co...
  • 2018-11-14 - Community committee approves land use plan for Bruce Oake Recovery Centre
    A marathon public meeting at city hall has helped the Bruce Oake Recovery Centre clear its first hurdle.A committee voted 'yes' Tuesday night on a land use plan that could make way for the centre.
  • 2018-11-13 - 4 things to know about the Bruce Oake Recovery Centre hearing
    Marathon proceeding over addictions-treatment centre slated for city hall Tuesday evening.
  • 2018-08-18 - Architects hope to set record straight on Bruce Oake Recovery Centre
    The design renderings sit on placards for all to see, offering a glimpse of what the Bruce Oake Recovery Centre will likely be. The point of the Tuesday night display at the Sturgeon Heights Community Centre is to show where the controversial project stands and collect feedback from community members. Many of those St. James residents have...
  • 2018-08-15 - Screaming matches, passionate pleas dominate Bruce Oake centre information meeting
    Tempers flared several times Tuesday as about 100 protesters showed up to an information meeting to speak out against a controversial addictions recovery centre. The Friends of Sturgeon Creek, a community group who have been against the centre since its inception, showed up in white shirts to vehnemently oppose the project, which was passiona...
  • 2018-01-25 - Councillors OK sale of Vimy Arena for $1 to create Bruce Oake Recovery Centre
    City council voted to sell the Vimy Arena to the province of Manitoba Thursday to help create the Bruce Oake Recovery Centre in St. James. Winnipeg will sell the unused facility, valued at $1.43 million, to Manitoba Housing for $1. After zoning changes are made, the province will then be able to lease the land to the Bruce Oake Foundation fo...
  • 2018-01-18 - Paying it forward: Bruce Oake’s memory continues to inspire others
    WINNIPEG, January 18, 2018 – A Winnipeg woman says she would likely have died, had Tamarack Recovery Centre not offered her a spot that happened to be available through the financial support of Scott and Anne Oake. The trauma-informed, residential treatment centre was the only organization that was able to provide a treatment spot to Stephanie J...