Joshua House projects to move forward

Council gives approval for projects following public hearing

Two supportive recovery homes located on farmland off of Fraser Highway were approved by council on Monday evening.

Joshua House, also known as Yahweh Saves Recovery Ministries, proposed to operate two 10-bed men’s homes at 29183 Fraser Hwy., using maintenance and development of the farmland as part of the recovery program. The property is about nine acres with two homes and several small barns used for cows, goats, pigs and chickens.

The proposal was discussed at a public hearing on Sept. 23, with supporters and former clients stating that the facility would be a great help to those in need of recovery. On Monday, council gave the proposals third reading, and will give a final approval at an upcoming meeting.

Lester Bolan, a former resident of Joshua House, said he spent time in the Downtown Eastside and suffered from addiction before becoming clean and sober five years ago. He said a spiritual program with a farm, like Joshua House has proposed, would give people seeking recovery the purpose they have been missing in the past.

Angie Korkowski, executive director of Joshua House, said the rural setting will provide fewer distractions for men in recovery, and tending to livestock and the land will provide the men with necessary skills.

Just Posted

Aldergrove Library goes retro with technology event

Vintage technologies such as LPs, rotary phones will be spotlighted at Retro Tech Tryout.

VIDEO: A narrow defeat for Langley Rams at Canadian Bowl

Saskatoon Hilltops have now won six CJFL championships in a row

VIDEO: Multiple fire department units called to Brookswood house fire

Blaze appeared to have started in a parked trailer

VIDEO: Canadian Junior Football national championships come to Langley

Rams battle Saskatoon Hilltops for the top title, Saturday, Nov. 16, at McLeod Athletic Park

VIDEO: B.C. couple creates three-storey ‘doggie mansion’ for their five pups

Group of seven, who Kylee Ryan has dubbed as the ‘wandering paws,’ have a neat setup in Jade City

Paul Bissonnette joins Vancouver Warriors after tweeting he could walk on to an NLL club

Bissonnette will join the Warriors for their final week of training camp at Rogers Arena

Port Alberni mom takes school district to court over Indigenous smudging, prayer in class

Candice Servatius, who is an evangelical Christian, is suing School District 70

Body found after SUV found fully engulfed in flames in Abbotsford field

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team have been called in

Family of B.C. man killed in hit-and-run plead for tips, one year later

Cameron Kerr’s family says the driver and passengers tried to cover their tracks

Princeton couple pays for dream vacation with 840,000 grocery store points

It’s easy if you know what you are doing, they say

Chilliwack family’s dog missing after using online pet-sitting service

Frankie the pit bull bolted and hit by a car shortly after drop off through

B.C. wildlife experts urge hunters to switch ammo to stop lead poisoning in birds

OWL, in Delta, is currently treating two eagles for lead poisoning

Most Read