Province grants land to West Kelowna for treatment plant

The province has granted title of approximately 2.69 hectares of Crown land at Powers Creek to the District of West Kelowna.

The province has granted title of approximately 2.69 hectares of Crown land at Powers Creek to the District of West Kelowna.

The announcement was made by Community, Sport and Cultural Development Minister Ida Chong on Sunday.

“Through the Sponsored Crown Grant and Nominal Rent Tenures program, communities can apply to access lands for a variety of uses that are in keeping with green priorities, safer communities and uses that will enhance economic development,” said Chong.

The land is located at the site of the Powers Creek water treatment plant, which is currently operated by the district under a licence of occupation.

The district has shown an interest in strengthening its tenure on the land because it has made significant investments in the plant.

“This Crown grant for Powers Creek, now within the boundary of West Kelowna, will provide greater strength of tenure to this important water infrastructure,” said Westside-Kelowna MLA Ben Stewart.

“The district has already made significant investments in the water treatment facility there; granting this land will ensure taxpayers’ investments are protected.”

West Kelowna Mayor Doug Findlater was pleased with the announcement.

“The provincial government’s contribution to the district will help us support the continuing health, sustainability and long-term growth of our community through securing a critical piece of water treatment infrastructure,” said Findlater.

Just Posted

Controlled burns taking place across Okanagan

That smoke you see on Okanagan hillsides is supposed to be there

Heavy snowfall expected on Coquihalla

Snow forecast for mountain highways

Four-day closure at Rutland/Acland Roads

Kelowna city crews will be building a roundabout at the new intersection

Day of Remembrance honours road traffic victims

People killed or seriously injured on Canadian roads remembered Sunday in Kelowna

Community Leader Awards: Coach Dean Kennedy

Kelowna Capital News Leader of the Year series on those that give back to the community

Drones used in search for clues about missing women

A volunteer search party was supported by professional drone operators

Report sets exercise guidelines for young kids, including ‘tummy time’ for babies

Kids aged one to four should get at least three hours of physical activity throughout the day

Stampeders return to Grey Cup with 32-28 win over Edmonton Eskimos

The Stampeders will face the Toronto Argonauts next Sunday in Ottawa for the title

Traxxas Monster Truck Tour to roll into Kelowna

Monster Trucks at Prospera Place on Jan. 13-14, 2018.

Nebraska approves TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline

Nebraska’s Public Service Commission approved TransCanada’s Keystone XL route in a close vote

Hard of Hearing group to lobby for better services

Kelowna group says public buildings in Kelowna and the Okanagan should be better equipped

Forecast calls for a snowy Canadian winter

Canadians told to brace for a ‘classic’ Canadian winter with lots of snow

Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip celebrate 70th anniversary

The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh are celebrating their platinum wedding anniversary

Charles Manson, leader of murderous ’60s cult, dead at 83

Charles Manson, whose cult slayings horrified world, dies

Most Read