Blue Skies Recovery, on McLeod Road in Burnstown, is a privately-run addictions treatment centre. It is owned and managed by life partners Shawn Connor and Jennifer Sutherland.
Connor says the program differs from a rehab centre in a number of ways.
There’s opposition from neighbours who say no one informed them the facility was planned next door, and that its fees of in excess of twenty thousand dollars for a 45 day stay are not geared to a local clientel. That’s something Connor disputes, based on those who’ve relied on Blue Skies to date. He says 60 percent of those who have participated in the program to date are Renfrew County residents.