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A NIMBY issue

I fully support Turning Point’s proposed recovery facility on Ash Street.

The site is zoned institutional, and there are currently 130 residents of Richmond waiting to undergo rehabilitation and detox.

I attended all the “Task Force For Group Homes” meetings held at Richmond City Hall in 2001 due to the furor over Turning Point’s Odlin Road recovery home. Now, here we go again.... There has not been any significant increase in traffic, crime, or drug use in the area of the Odlin Road facility—it’s just a NIMBY issue.

I would far rather have Turning Point on my street than one of “Pinky” Zhe Nai Xu’s brothels as was the case until the RCMP shut it down.

Virginia Soronow

Richmond

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