Credit: Contributed

Peachland association holding rally against tall building

Recently, the Friends of Beach Avenue Association filed a petition to the Supreme Court of B.C.

The Friends of Beach Avenue Association is holding a rally tonight in Peachland, to protest the Peachtree Village development.

Recently, the association filed a petition to the Supreme Court of B.C., opposing the development and saying it does not follow the Official Community Plan.

The project is a proposed five-storey commercial/residential development on Beach Avenue.

In a previous interview with the Capital News, spokesperson Lloyd Sotas said “untrammelled development has been tough on residents to get around. If we have it here, the same thing could happen. People come to Peachland because it’s a quaint town… where you can come have a beer on the waterfront. It’s a walkable town, we’d like to keep it that way.”

Former mayor Keith Fielding and Coun. Terry Condon will be in attendance.

Condon said he sympathized with the group, and gave them $20.

“I’m not actively supporting this group in terms of rallying, I did, as you know, give them $20,” he said, adding he has not made a comment since the council’s decision to move ahead with the development.

Condon said there are two issues in the community, one with OCP and one with Peachtree Village.

Fielding, according to the association’s GoFundMe page, donated $50 to the campaign.

The rally takes place Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Little School House.

Mayor Cindy Fortin could not be reached for comment on Wednesday.

To report a typo, email: edit@kelownacapnews.com.


@carliberry_
carli.berry@kelownacapnews.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

The Hillside Outlaws compete to play Denim on the Diamond

The Penticton based band are bringing their country music to Kelowna

Six people now mulling a mayoral bid in Kelowna this October

Five challengers and incumbent Colin Basran have picked up election packages for Oct. 20 civic vote

Rollover in downtown Westbank injures two

An SUV flipped on to its roof Wednesday at the intersection of Dobbin and Hebert in West Kelowna

45 people to be left on the streets after shelter’s closure, says nonprofit

Inn from the Cold is trying to house 45 residents after it’s closure in Kelowna

Updated: Man sent to hospital after fire starts on boat

Emergency crews are responding to a boat fire in a Kelowna home

A first-hand look at hazards facing scooter users

A Salmon Arm reporter tags along on a mobility scooter tour of the city to learn about safety hazards

B.C. company patents Sasquatch, the country’s first homegrown hops plant

Created by Hops Connect, Sasquatch hops are being grown commercially for the first time in B.C.

Farmers ponder impact of alternatives to pesticides being banned

The nicotine-based pesticides scientists have linked to a rising number of honey bee deaths will be phased out of use in Canada over a three year period starting in 2021.

Time to kick maverick Tory MP Maxime Bernier out of caucus, Scheer urged

Conservative MP Maxime Bernier is taking issue with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s oft-repeated message of diversity in Canada, calling it a form of “radical multiculturalism.”

Thousands of police officers expected at regimental funeral in Fredericton

Two civilians were killed in a shooting in Fredericton that also claimed the lives of two police officers.

2 girls, hand-drawn map in hand, sneak out of B.C. home for adventure

The pair’s escape has transit police reminding commuters to report unusual behaviour

Ex-B.C. teachers’ union leader among latest pipeline protesters to get jail time

Twelve people have been sentenced for violating court order to stay away from Kinder Morgan terminal

Ogopogos swim to second place at regionals

Kelowna swim club performs well at Okanagan championships in Kamloops

Shuswap city’s panhandling bylaw put on hold after public hearing

Council allows time to pursue more compassionate solutions

Most Read