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  1. Partners committed to keeping rails with trails togetherRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 25 | Kelowna Capital News

    With more than 10 per cent of Lake Country residents registering their opposition to borrowing for acquisition of the Okanagan Rail Corridor through the recent Alternative Approval Process, funding partners will go back to their respective Councils and Boards to reconsider their options. "We are obviously disappointed about the outcome of the process," said District of Lake Country Mayor James Baker.

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  2. Lake Country council: Disappointed, yet proud of turnout in failed AAP processRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 24 | Kelowna Capital News

    Lake Country council expressed disappointment but also pride in its community, at a special meeting of council Tuesday, just hours after it was announced that an alternative approval process to borrow money for the purchase of the CN Rail corridor had failed. Over 10 per cent of Lake Country residents were against the move with 960 no votes, a further 108 rejected forms and seven that were returned after the deadline.

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  3. Rail Reaction: Officials trying to keep CN Rail deal on the tracks despite no vote in Lake CountryRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 24 | Kelowna Capital News

    A high profile, local government plan to purchase the CN Rail corridor between Kelowna and Coldstream for $22 million has been stopped in its tracks by less than 1,000 voters in Lake Country. Officials in Kelowna, Lake Country and the North Okanagan Regional District are going back to the drawing board after residents in Lake Country voted against a plan by the district to borrow money for its portion of a potential $22 million deal with CN.

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  4. Lake Country says some mis-information out there on CN Rail Corridor purchaseRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 18 | Kelowna Capital News

    The District of Lake Country says there has been some mis-information out in the community with regard to the district's attempted purchase of the CN Rail corridor. As the Alternative Approval Process enters its final week, a door to door campaign in Lake Country is also underway in opposition to the district's attempt to purchase the rail line.

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  5. Alternative Approval Process delayed due to provincial governmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 7, 2015 | Kelowna Capital News

    Because the provincial government has not signed off on wording, council could not adopt a loan authorization bylaw Tuesday to borrow up to $2.6 million to fund the purchase of 50 per cent of the discontinued CN rail line within the municipality. "They have had it for about three weeks and our staff are making phone calls on the time frame," said Mayor James Baker.

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  6. Fatal accident raises more safety concerns for highway between Lake Country and KelownaRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 22, 2014 | Kelowna Capital News

    The District of Lake Country is renewing its call for safety meridians on the stretch of highway 97 between Lake Country and Kelowna after another fatal motor vehicle accident near Duck Lake on the weekend. A 48-year-old woman died on Saturday after reports stated the SUV she was driving crossed the centre line and collided with a semi tractor trailer unit.

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  7. Okanagan Indian Band to municipalities buying CN Rail line: 'Buyer beware'Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 16, 2014 | Kelowna Capital News

    That is the message from the chief of the Okanagan Indian Band as a multi-jurisdictional group looks to complete a deal to purchase the old CN Rail line from Kelowna to Coldstream over the next three-plus months. OKIB chief Byron Louis, who represents some 2,000 band members, says about 20 kilometres of the old CN Rail line, stretching from Oyama to near Vernon, is land that belongs to Okanagan Indian Band and rightfully, should not have been up for sale by CN.

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  8. Lake Country mayor defends decision to purchase CN rail lineRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 11, 2014 | Kelowna Capital News

    Lake Country Mayor James Baker says the district can afford to pay off its $5.1 million dollar share of purchasing the old CN Rail line without sacrificing the work it is doing on its infrastructure deficit. The mayor of Lake Country says helping to fund the acquisition of the old CN rail line from Kelowna to Coldstream will not affect the district's plans to keep working on its infrastructure deficit, including needed improvements to roads, sewers, sidewalks and lights.

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  9. Lake Country opts for alternate approval process to fund rail trailRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 10, 2014 | Kelowna Capital News

    District council decided Tuesday to hold an alternate approval process to borrow $2.6 million to go towards acquiring the Canadian National track from Coldstream to Kelowna. "I'm hearing it's the right thing to do but others are saying, 'Why would we take on debt to buy a trail?'" said Mayor James Baker.

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  10. Letter: What will Rail/Trail cost us?Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 9, 2014 | Kelowna Capital News

    Prior to the municipal election I sent James Baker an email suggesting that he make purchasing the CN Rail line an election issue stating that if elected he would borrow money to contribute to this purchase. It would have acted similar to a referendum and, had he still been elected, it would have indicated that a majority was at least not opposed to enduring a property tax increase forever to accommodate the purchase.

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  11. Cannan: Infrastructure funding for the District of Lake CountryRead the original story

    Jul 25, 2014 | Kelowna Capital News

    As part of the New Building Canada Plan, the renewed federal Gas Tax Fund is an important avenue of funding to help municipalities build and revitalize their local public infrastructure, contributing to job creation and economic growth.

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