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Personal stories of addiction and treatment shared at Parksville public hearing

Many people spoke emotionally about experiences with addiction and recovery at a recent public hearing in Parksville. At issue is a proposed addiction treatment centre, which would be run by Island Health, and offer a voluntary only 90 day treatment program for people aged 19 and over. There would be 19 beds at the site, which was formerly a senior’s residence. The hearing was over a proposed zoning bylaw amendment that would be required for the facility.

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