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Portage program grads recognized


Times & Transcript Portage program grads recognized Stephanie Connell of Miramichi received the Lion Ron Evans Bursary and the Cities of New Brunswick Bursary as she became one of 45 recent graduates of the Portage program for youth with substance abuse problems. Connell was among 12 graduates who plan to continue on to university, and… Read more »

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A graduation about survival


Telegraph-Journal A graduation about survival HAMPTON – Jason Campbell only has to look into his eight-month-old daughter Laken’s glowing eyes to remind himself why he has to stay sober. For the 23-year-old Fredericton man, he has hope again after successfully completing the substance abuse program at Portage Atlantic located on Cassidy Lake near Norton. It… Read more »

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A growing reach for Portage Atlantic Community Breakfasts


Portage Atlantic added two more events to its series of Community Breakfasts over the past few months, hosting information sessions in Charlotte County, NB and Summerside, PEI. The Charlotte County breakfast took place on April 12th at the Fairmont Algonquin Hotel in St. Andrews with more than sixty people in attendance. Portage graduate, Eric Buckley,… Read more »

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Former addict thanks Portage Atlantic Addiction Treatment Centre for turning his life around


Woodstock Bugle ‘Life is so good now’ – Former addict thanks Portage Atlantic Addiction Treatment Centre for turning his life around

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Sharing the joy of Christmas


The Daily Gleaner Sharing the joy of Christmas Spending Christmas away from home isn’t easy, yet it’s a reality for residents of Portage Atlantic. Located at Cassidy Lake near Sussex, Portage aims to return serious substance abusers to mainstream society as drug-free, crime-free and productive citizens, through comprehensive, responsive and cost-effective interventions based on the… Read more »

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Outstanding volunteers recognised for Making Miracles Happen


Cassidy Lake, NB, June 13, 2008 – On June 13th 2008, Portage Atlantic recognised the Capital Campaign Committee responsible for the “Making Miracles Happen” fundraiser to build a new campus style facility at the Cassidy Lake site. During this gathering, which took place in the common room of the new boys’ dormitory, applause and laughter… Read more »

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Regional Development Corporation expansion for Portage Atlantic residential treatment centre


CASSIDY LAKE (CNB), May 31, 2007 – The Province of New Brunswick is investing $3.25 million to expand and upgrade the Portage Atlantic Residential Treatment Centre at Cassidy Lake, Premier Shawn Graham announced today. “The investment in the Portage Cassidy Lake reconstruction project clearly falls in our Charter for Change in relation to our Provincial… Read more »

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Ground broken on program’s new home


The Telegraph Journal Ground broken on program’s new home Justine Vaughan and Matt Barrett believe a life-changing program deserves great facilities. They are both residents of the Portage treatment centre at Cassidy Lake near Norton. Since opening a decade ago, it has helped about 1,100 Atlantic Canadian youth such as Vaughan and Barrett overcome drug… Read more »

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Greater Moncton set for Portage Altantic Campaign


Moncton – October 30, 2006 – Local volunteers with the not-for-profit organisation Portage Atlantic are optimistic they will reach the Greater Moncton area goal of $250,000, part of an Atlantic campaign aimed at upgrading a facility that helps youth overcome drug and alcohol addictions. Luigi Rocca, Vice-President, RBC Dominion Securities, and Marie-Claude Blais, a lawyer… Read more »

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Portage Atlantic launches $1.25 million fundraising campaign


Fredericton – October 23, 2006 – A not-for-profit organisation that helps youth from across Atlantic Canada overcome drug and alcohol addictions unveiled a $1.25-million fundraising campaign today aimed at improving its New Brunswick treatment facility. Officials for Portage Atlantic launched the Making Miracles Happen capital campaign in Fredericton. Portage, an internationally recognised charitable organization, offers… Read more »