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Hearst Asked To Reconsider Sale Of Senior Home’s Former Location

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Hearst council has been asked to reconsider the sale of the old Foyer des Pionniers location.

The Taiga Residence Corporation has asked that the town reconsider the sale.

The corporation originally was first to show interest in the land at 1317 Edward Street, but issues during discussions prompted the town to go another direction when Notre-Dame Hospital showed interest late last year.

The Taiga Residence Corporation wishes to construct its own residence on the property that would house roughly 20 to 25 homes with some support for seniors.

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CAO Yves Morrissette says the needs of the health facilities do remain a priority despite the need for these homes.

Morrissette says health care providers have also detailed their vision for the future, which is to locate all health services near Notre-Dame Hospital.

Hearst has yet to make a decision, though Mayor Roger Sigouin says there is currently no space in Foyer des Pionniers’ current location, which is a crisis situation, and why they are looking for ways to build more homes.

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