Can recovering addicts save Manitoba’s failed Hecla Oasis resort?

The pitch is to turn it into a five-star, international drug rehab centre by Angelina Chapin on Tuesday, May 29, 2012 11:27am - 7 Comments

A last-resort plan

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Hecla Oasis is a luxury resort with anything but a glamorous past. Part of a provincial park along Lake Winnipeg, Hecla was built by the government in 1975 to rescue a ghost town, but the five-star getaway never really found an audience. Despite its 18-hole golf course, mineral spa and decor that includes a stream flowing through the main lobby, a two-hour drive north of Winnipeg proved too far for those with plenty of closer vacation destinations. The 90-room resort, which has always failed to make a profit, has been shut down since 2010 and is up for sale. Continue reading...