Lake Country not ‘giving away the farm’: mayor

Okanagan Indian Band is also in discussions surrounding the boundary issue between Kelowna and Lake Country.

  • Wed Aug 29th, 2012 5:00am
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Notes from the Aug. 21 meeting of the Lake Country municipal council.

 

Lake Country Major James Baker says there has been some misinformation circulating with regard to the boundary work being undertaken at the south end of Lake Country and the north end of Kelowna.

“I had some e-mails saying that we were giving away the farm,” said Baker.

“Actually we’re not doing that. I think some things will be happening that will be beneficial to all parties in the area.”

Baker said the Okanagan Indian Band is also in discussions surrounding the boundary issue between Kelowna and Lake Country.

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Lake Country council has committed itself to supporting the 2012 regional agriculture tour, a venture that happens every two years in the Central Okanagan Regional District.

This year’s agriculture tour will take place Sept. 20 and will take councilors, staff, media and others on a tour through Okanagan farm lands to discuss issues that farmers are dealing with.

The locations for stops on the tour change each time. This year’s tour won’t go through Lake Country, but many of the issues farmers in Lake Country are facing are the same throughout the Okanagan, noted Lake Country municipal staff.

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Lake Country Coun. Lisa Cameron says that the Okanagan Regional Library bargaining committee and CUPE have struck an agreement that will stop all job action at the unionized branches of the ORL, including the Lake Country branch.

The agreement between the library and its unionized workers still needs to be ratified by the ORL board and that vote will take place at the board’s September meeting.

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Council noted the fall and winter activity guides for 2012 are now available online at www.lakecountry.bc.ca and residents should be receiving them in the mail. Hard copies are available at the Lake Country municipal hall.