Public Hearing – Proposed Special Use Amendment to the County’s Land Use Bylaw
(Adeara Lakeside Recovery Centre)
First Reading to Bylaw 1369/22 was given September 8, 2022 by Lacombe County Council, which proposes to add a “recovery centre” definition to the County’s Land Use Bylaw, and further list a “recovery centre” as a discretionary use on the W½ Pt. SW 16-39-01-W5M.
Lacombe County is holding a Public Hearing to present the proposed bylaw and allow members of the public to provide input before adoption. Anyone wishing to comment on the proposed bylaw will have an opportunity to do so at the public hearing.
Bylaw No. 1369/22 Public Hearing
October 13, 2022*
Lacombe County office - Council Chambers
*Members of the public are welcome to attend the meeting in person or virtually using Zoom. Please see the Public Hearing Ad attached below
for attendance options.
Should you have any questions, please contact Cajun Paradis, Senior Planner with Lacombe County at 403-782-8389 or
Proposed Development Information
Work on That Inc., on behalf of Adeara, is seeking permission to add a special discretionary use to the Agricultural ‘A’ District of the County’s Land Use Bylaw to consider a “recovery centre” on W½ Pt. SW 16-39-01-W5M to expand the addiction treatment work it is already doing to central Alberta. The development is to be known as the Lakeside Recovery Centre.
The subject lands are accessed by the Jarvis Bay Access Road (Township Road 39-2), near the Summer Village of Birchcliff, The Slopes on Sylvan Lake, and the Jarvis Bay Provincial Park.
The development proposal if a Land Use Bylaw amendment and Development Permit approval were successful includes a recovery centre for women run by Adeara (www.adeara.ca). The existing dwelling would be converted to be used as a recovery centre for a maximum of 12 women, who would be on referral to Adeara’s 90-day accredited program. To enter the Adeara program, the women must make application and interview.
The women would receive individual counselling, as well as supportive and educational classes that will equip and empower them to live in recovery. Group therapy and community support will also be integrated into the program. Residents willingly choose to remain within the expansive property and will be accompanied by live-in staff 24/7.
Each woman would be paired with another one in six separate bedrooms. There will be a resident couple on-site 24/7, as well as therapist(s) who would commute daily to and from the house (2 therapists). The centre would not accept any visitors outside of the weekly visiting hours for approved family members. The activities outside of the house will always be made in group and only once or twice a week, including going to church on Sunday morning.
The proposed recovery centre would NOT include detoxification as part of the program.