Image Credit: Black Press

Image Credit: Black Press

Temporary farm workers get housing protection

The District of Lake Country will be researching to implement a temporary farm worker housing bylaw

The District of Lake Country will researching to develop a bylaw to regulate temporary farm worker housing.

The bylaw would be in the best interest of the farmers, and others living around the farm areas, said Coun. Blair Ireland. Kelowna and the regional district are also looking into regulating temporary farm worker housing, he said.

During a regular council meeting, Tuesday night, April 4, Coun. Penny Gambell said she didn’t think being consistent with the regional district was necessary.

Ireland said “I certainly want us to have a look at what the regional district is doing. If it isn’t suitable to Lake Country, I would hope we wouldn’t do it.”

Currently, there is no bylaw in Lake Country.