It’s official: ‘The Ranch’ is shutting its doors in 90 days
A group home for displaced and troubled youth will indeed be closingits doors in 90 days, a provincial government spokesman confirmedyesterday.
A group home for displaced and troubled youth will indeed be closing its doors in 90 days, a provincial government spokesman confirmed yesterday.
“The Child and Family Services agency contracted with Bosco received notification this morning that the company intends to cease operations,” children’s services spokesman Trevor Coulombe said yesterday.
Bosco Homes’ Ardrossan facility known as “The Ranch” has been the centre of public debate since the June murders of Barry Boenke, 68, and Susan Trudel, 50. Two teens who had gone AWOL from the facility hours earlier were charged in connection.
Now, Coulombe said, new homes will have to be found for Bosco’s children, based on needs and availability. “A transition plan is being developed for each and every one of those youth,” Coulombe said.
Executive director Gus Rozycki did not return calls from Metro Thursday.