Kel’yawn’a needs projects like Kelowna Mountain

Once Kelowna Mountain is completed there will be a huge economic spin-off for Kelowna businesses.

To the editor:

This letter is in repsonse to the article about the Kelowna Mountain project in the Sept. 20 Capital News (Precarious Perch).

The City of Kelowna, Province of B.C., Regional District of the Central Okanagan and residents should consider themselves extremely lucky to have the Kelowna Mountain project here. Mr. Consiglio could have easily built this in any other North American city, but he chose Kelowna.

Once Kelowna Mountain is completed there will be a huge economic spin-off for Kelowna businesses especially those in the access corridors to the resort.

The project has and will continue to create hundreds of local jobs, building, maintaining and servicing the resort.

I don’t see the province, city or RDCO doing much to create jobs these days. Best of all, the project isn’t costing taxpayers anything, unlike the over-priced public washroom in City Park, the poorly designed public dock (just ask the charter boat owners) and the ridiculously expensive remake of Bernard Avenue.

Instead of putting roadblocks in the way for Mr. Consiglio’s project, the aforementioned should be doing everything possible to assist him and get the project completed ASAP.

KeloYAWNa needs more people with the foresight and optimism of Mr. Consiglio and his team to make Kelowna into a truly year round resort destination.


Dale Lockhart,  Kelowna



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