Wonderful news out of Lumby tonight from my friend Priscilla, who confirms that Lumby will not be home to a new 360 cell facility. The province will be making an announcement with the Osoyoos Indian Band tomorrow morning in Oliver, and it is expected that they will announce the decision to move forward with situating the facility on industrial land ownedContinue reading Breaking news…Lumby speaks and the government listens- No prison for Lumby, Osoyoos Indian Band to host correctional facility.
Christy Clark is not the only thing that comes to mind when talking about bad politics and slim margin vote results – Mayor Kevin Acton and his council are right up there too. The decision to go ahead with a prison bid for the village of Lumby has created a rift in the community that has someContinue reading ” In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.” ~ Napoleon
This just in from the council meeting : Mayor Acton of Lumby and all council members except Tracy Williamson in favor of telling the province the community of Lumby wants the prison even though a 56 % majority of the community voted against it. Here is the video of the vote. I find it remarkableContinue reading Breaking news: Village of Lumby votes to go ahead with prison plans despite 56% opposition ** updated with video of the vote.
What a difference a night makes. Prior to going to bed last night, the initial media reports indicated the referendum results where favourable for a prison in Lumby. However, those early reports from the Kelowna paper were misleading, because they did not include the Area D results, which significantly swayed the outcome. Here are the final results.Continue reading Combined referendum results say NO to prison in Lumby.