“We have to make a statement, it is a big issue. Every city in the Valley is taking a stand and we are just sitting here very quiet,” said one member.
A Past-President told the chamber at their meeting on Wednesday morning that he had been approached by some council members saying the chamber is being “conspicuously quiet” and questioning why that is. The motion to support the facility passed by a vote of 6-3.
That chamber is officially called:
The Penticton and Wine Country Chamber of Commerce. It does not refer to itself as “economic development” in any way.
From the MAYOR OF OLIVER:
“Mayor Pat Hampson says his council supports any location in the Regional District but would prefer one in the south end of the valley. Hampson said council was trying to get all the local government jurisdictions (in the southern end of the valley) into one room to present a united front.”
from OSOYOOS INDIAN BAND:
Chief Clarence Louie says government officials have toured the OIB lands and centerered their attention on a parcel at the rear of the Vincor (Jackson Triggs) plant that could qualify as being suitable for a provincial remand centre and jail. But Louie warned Saturday that it is up to Victoria to express its serious interest before the matter is discussed by band members.