On Thursday, July 22, 2021, the province announced that they would be investing $2 million to establish and operate a sobering centre in the City of Brandon.
A sobering centre is an alternative option to public intoxication and relieves pressure on both police and hospital services. The centre will provide short-term stays for non-violent, publically intoxicated individuals. Currently, in Brandon, police respond to more than 1,000 calls per year where drugs and alcohol play a factor in incidents.
“The Brandon Sobering Centre will provide a safe setting for individuals needing short-term recovery, and support our government’s commitment to improving the health and wellness of all Manitobans,” said Justice Minister Cameron Friesen.
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