The Agricultural Land Commission details why they’re terminating the centre’s use of this land; here is their response to the Non-Farm Use Application submitted by the Women’s Centre.
“While the Panel understands that Adult & Teen Challenge Society of BC desires to use the existing buildings on the Property as a ‘quiet, stable location for women in recovery’, the Panel considered that the priority use of land within the ALR is for agriculture.” – The Agricultural Land Committee
Appenheimer made an appeal to the Agricultural Land Commision, but it was ultimately denied. She says they are actively searching for a new home for the program and haven’t found one yet. Appenheimer says they now face new hurdles associated with relocating.
“Before we were asked to leave, we didn’t have the financial challenge associated with having to find a new location.” – Angie Appenheimer, Regional Director at the Abbotsford Women’s Centre