Breaking news…Lumby speaks and the government listens- No prison for Lumby, Osoyoos Indian Band to host correctional facility.

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.

“Democracy has become a government of bullies, tempered by editors” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

A strong statement and I think most would agree, an exact one. Particularly at this point in Canadian history. Here we are, a couple of days after yet another federal election, and there are many who still are jubilant in victory, many who are angry in defeat, and even more who are licking their woundsContinue reading “Democracy has become a government of bullies, tempered by editors” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Breaking news: Village of Lumby votes to go ahead with prison plans despite 56% opposition ** updated with video of the vote.

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.

Combined referendum results say NO to prison in Lumby.

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.