Letters to the Editor

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


We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Psych assessment ordered for South Surrey mother charged with murder
Operation Red Nose records 10,000th safe ride home
Okanagan Indian Band to municipalities buying CN Rail line: Buyer beware
Virtanen, Point stand out for Canada
COLUMN: My ‘needs’ pale by the need of others
Murder suspect back in the U.S.
Calm before the storm
Trees for charities
These are a few of my favourite things

Community Events, December 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Dec 17 edition online now. Browse the archives.