Bruce Oake Recovery Centre is going to start being built in August

Bruce Oake Recovery Centre is going to start being built in August, Iryna Chyrkova

Despite numerous complaints and a reluctance to see this centre in the western region of Winnipeg, the construction work is planned to begin in August.

Court of Appeal decided to take Steve Oak’s side and to allow him to start of construction of Bruce Oake Memorial Centre. The centre opening debate began when more than 170 people said they were against it in January.

In their opinion, with the advent of the centre, many people with addictions and the poor population will appear there, and the cost of real estate may decrease.

Scott Oake spoke on Thursday and said that the center will be of great benefit to the city and will help many people combat their addictions. The idea of creating a center came to his mind after his son died from drug consumption in 2011.

Oake showed a petition which had more than 13000 names that support the opening of the centre and think that the city needs it.

Bruce Oake Memorial Foundation is going to raise $10 million and to start the construction work at the end of summer. The man also said that it will take him about a year to open the center.

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