After having their bid for the Peace River Haven property rejected by Northern Health and the provincial government, the board of the Northern Lights Recovery Centre Society has decided to dissolve.
Chair Bruce Lantz in a release said that while the organization has enjoyed the support from the public, no funding from the provincial or federal governments has made things too difficult to go on, and without their support industry funders were unlikely to jump on board as well.
On behalf of the group Lantz expressed his gratitude to Shell Canada and the Robert Conconi Foundation for their financial support and the PRRD who had promised $400,000 in capital funds.
Money will be returned to the Conconi Foundation, and left over cash will be offered to the Northern Lights College foundation for a bursary that would be awarded to a student pursuing a career in addictions treatment.
Lantz also gave thanks to the society’s directors past and present, and Wendy Brown for her work in the Run for Recovery which raised money and awareness for the members.