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Opposition halts plans for Native treatment center in Manitoba

The Native Addictions Council of Manitoba has withdrawn plans for a treatment center amid opposition in Winnipeg.

The group planned a 50,000 square-foot facility near a family fun park and a campground. Residents said they didn't want people with substance abuse problems near children and business owners feared a loss in income.

"We've been taught a long time ago by our teachings not to fight over land and not to fight over things that are alive," NACM executive director Bertha Fontaine told CBC News after dropping the plan. "It's not healthy, not a good thing to do."

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