Although the idea seems quite beneficial to the entire community, the residents of Calgary refused to the idea of Recovery Acres Society building its second non-profit residential rehabilitation centre for addicts recovering from their alcohol and drug addiction.
The first facility of Recovery Acres Society has only 30 beds which are not enough to cover all the cases. Therefore, a new facility is needed, to handle the capacity of the city.
The society communicated with the community association of Tuxedo Park and handed a proposal to initiate the work on building a second rehab house at Centre Street and 29th Avenue North. Although the community agreed on the proposal, the residents said that it is dangerous for their children.
The location that Recovery Acres Society chose for their facility was near the parks and the schools, which made the residents, reject the idea, despite the fact that the community voted in favor of it.
According to Jim Calverley, the Spokesman of Recovery Acres, the community in northeast Calgary voted 100% in favor of their new facility. However, Colette Summers, one of the local residents, said that she cannot comply with the idea that an addict would be living 100 meters away from the playground where her two little children play.