Hey there, time traveller!
This article was published 31/1/2008 (3345 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
There's been a lot of stuff in the news lately that has made me shake my head at the frustrating shame of it all - Kapyong Barracks, those folks in the Bannerman rooming house, the fact that Portage-Lisgar candidate Candice Hoeppner never returns my calls.But nothing has been as big a bummer as the NIMBYism in St. Vital that forced the St. Amant Centre and Marymound to abandon a plan to build a drug treatment centre there.Policy Frog said it bluntly and best here http://policyfrog.wordpress.com/
so no sense repeating. But I will add that this is the second time the good folks at Marymound have tried to open another drug treatment facility and failed because of misplaced neighbourhood outcry.You can't complain about how dangerous the downtown is and how your Honda got stolen and then balk when some non-profit drug treatment centre tries to do something about the root causes of all that.