04/03/2013 01:06 EDT | Updated 06/03/2013 05:12 EDT

Cape Breton rehabilitation centre set to reopen more than a year after it closed

FRENCHVALE, NOVA SCOTIA, - An addiction recovery house for men in Cape Breton will open its doors on April 15, more than a year after it shut down.

Rev. Paul Abbass, executive director of Talbot House, says final preparations are underway as the facility prepares to welcome new residents.

Abbass says hiring is nearly complete and new staff members are being trained.

Talbot House closed in March 2012 during an organizational review by the province's Department of Community Services.

The review cited a number of problems, which were challenged by the facility's board of directors.

Talbot House was the lone bidder to operate a recovery house in Cape Breton after the province issued a request for proposals last fall.