Three men with intellectual challenges are getting a new home in Stonewall.
Town council approved the zoning for a new group home in the town that will allow them to live as independently as possible in the community.
Last month, a handful of neighbours told council they had some concerns about having the house in their neighbourhood.
But last night, hundreds of residents turned up – most in support – so many that the meeting had to move into a larger building.
Nicole Steinke lives in Stonewall and hopes her 17-year-old daughter will be able to live in a home like that someday.
She says she was initially alarmed by the opposition to the home. But last night, she was touched by the support.
“It was beautiful. It really was. The amount of support for community living and for the individuals that are supported there was amazing,” she said.
Stonewall’s mayor also wants to change the bylaw so that council approval isn’t needed for projects like this in the future.