Sunday, February 5, 2012

New Prison Expected For Oliver - KISS FM.

Written by Peter McIntyre Sunday, 05 February 2012 13:15

Update: 1:15 p.m.

It appears a new prison in the BC Interior will be located in the South Okanagan, and on First Nations land.

The BC government has announced Premier Christy Clark will be in the South Okanagan on Monday morning.

Premier Christy Clark will be joined by Minister of Public Safety, Solicitor General and Attorney General Shirley Bond and Chief Clarence Louie of the Osoyoos Indian Band to make an announcement benefiting public safety and job creation for families in the Okanagan.

That is expected to announce the site of a new 360 cell, minimum security prison which Lumby, Summerland and the Penticton First Nations also submitted proposal for.

The announcement will be made at Senkulmen Enterprise Park on Hwy 97 in Oliver.


At long last, the BC government is ready to make a decision on an Okanagan prison site.

Eric FosterVernon Monashee MLA Eric Foster confirms to Kiss FM, the Solicitor General's office will make the announcement on Monday, with the time and perhaps more details to be announced later today.

Foster said he could not say anything else about the announcement at this time.

Lumby, Summerland and the Penticton and Oysoyoos First Nations have submitted proposals for the 360 cell minimum security correctional centre.

Solicitor General Shirley Bond had originally set last June as when her ministry would announce its decision, but that was set back by as she said several times the complexity of the decision, and possibly cost factors with the rejection of the HST by BC residents.


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