Shell Canada donated the seed money to develop a business plan, and Bruce Reed of WL Construction donated his time helping with the design.
Chair of the Northern Lights Recovery Centre Society Bruce Lantz says 25 per cent of the expected $5 million in capital costs have been raised, and the next goal is to acquire 12 to 15 acres of land outside the city to build on. It's expected the facility will initially have room for 10 men and 10 women, with the possibility of expansion, and varying levels of treatment.
There are also plans for a major fundraising initiative this year, and it's hoped they will break ground this spring.
Potential plans for the centre are below, courtesy of the Northern Lights Recovery Centre Society.