Troubled N.S. boy headed to Ontario for treatment of behavioural problems

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HALIFAX - A troubled 14-year-old boy who was denied entry into the United States for treatment is headed to Ontario.
The boy's grandmother said the Community Services Department found a place for the Cole Harbour, N.S., teenager at Bayfield, a rural Ontario treatment centre.
His grandmother would rather have her grandson treated in Nova Scotia.
"I still say (he) could get the help right here from our doctors," she said. "What is it saying for our mental health in our province?"
Linda Laffin, a Community Services Department spokeswoman, said she couldn't comment on specific cases and could only confirm that a place had been found for the boy in Canada.
The teenager was the centre of a Nova Scotia Supreme Court case where his grandparents wanted the boy to get help close to home.
Justice Beryl MacDonald ruled that the department could send the boy to Utah for treatment that was not available in the province.
Community Services found a spot for the boy at Cinnamon Hills Youth Crisis Center in Utah.
There was a visa problem and arrangements were made for him to go to a different Utah facility, Provo Canyon School. This time, the boy was denied access to the United States for treatment at any facility.

Organizations: Community Services Department, Nova Scotia Supreme Court, Cinnamon Hills Youth Crisis Center Provo Canyon School

Geographic location: Ontario, United States, Utah HALIFAX Nova Scotia Canada

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