The Thompson-Nicola Regional District has pledged support for an agricultural land commission application that could pave way for a new treatment centre near Aschroft for first responders and military personnel with PTSD.
The board voted at its recent meeting to support the application to allow non-farm-use activities on .06 hectares of ALR Land on a 16-hectare property south of Aschroft on Kirkland Ranch Road.
Honour House Society operates in the Lower Mainland and is planning an Interior location. The non-profit visited the TNRD earlier in the year, requesting support from the board.
“We look after hundreds and hundreds of first responders and Canadian Forces personnel from the TNRD that stay at Honour House while they’re getting treatment in the Greater Vancouver area,” Honour House Society president Allan de Genova told KTW at the time.
“This ranch will give them the treatment they need.”