OK interchange deal once billboards come down

First I would like to congratulate Chief Louie for his negotiating skills and the terrific deal he made for Westbank First Nations.

To the editor:

First I would like to congratulate Chief Louie for his negotiating skills and the terrific deal he made for Westbank First Nations. It has to be one of the best deals he has ever made and I find it almost humorous.

I would like to say to the government employee that negotiated the swap of 698 acres for eight acres: You are an idiot.  But what is done is done and it would be wrong to go back on the agreement.

Let’s look at the upside for all of the people who are not members of WFN. Once this deal is signed I expect and demand that all of the billboards between Boucherie Road and the bridge be removed immediately. Yes, I mean even the ones off the eight-acre right of way.

There are strata laws in B.C. that prevent anyone from erecting a sign or an object that blocks his neighbor’s view. So now that the people of British Columbia own that road I say to the governments involved don’t sign until the signs come down.

Richard Callihan,

Kelowna

 

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