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  1. Overwhelming support for Lake Country rail referendumRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Apr 25 | Vernon Morning Star

    A record breaking turnout of 4,462 voters, 47.9 per cent of eligible electors, came out to have their say in the rail corridor referendum in Lake Country. The results of the referendum are successful with 3,336 votes indicating approval of the bylaw to borrow $2.6 million to purchase the CN rail corridor in the municipality..

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  2. Future of rail trail in voters' handsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 24 | Vernon Morning Star

    Lake Country residents are expected to turn out in high numbers Saturday to determine the future of a proposed rail trail. Polls will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at George Elliot Secondary School, with residents being asked to borrow $2.6 million to purchase the rail corridor within the municipality.

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  3. Band files claim over rail corridor landsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 27, 2015 | Vernon Morning Star

    The band has filed documents in B.C. Supreme Court over its claim to the Commonage lands, which includes the Canadian National line along Kalamalka Lake. "It's unfortunate it's come to this but we make no apologies when it comes to protecting the legal interests of our membership," said Chief Byron Louis.

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  4. Construction begins at new home of Lake Country Food BankRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 18, 2015 | Vernon Morning Star

    Dignitaries toss dirt around at the start of construction of the Lake Country Food Bank building, including the food bank's Phyllis McPherson , flanked by Lake Country mayor James Baker, Kelowna-Lake Country MLA Norm Letnick, along with students from Okanagan College Five years after a campaign to build a new food bank building in Lake Country began, shovels hit the dirt next to the Winfield Senior's Centre on Wednesday to kick off construction of a brand new food bank building in Lake Country.

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  5. Little population growth in North OkanaganRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 11, 2015 | Vernon Morning Star

    The latest provincial statistics indicate the Regional District of North Okanagan's population in 2014 was 82,783, up 0.9 per cent from 82,031 in 2013. "It's not a surprise to anyone.

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  6. Referendum details outlinedRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 6, 2015 | Vernon Morning Star

    Voters will be asked April 25 if they support borrowing up to $2,615,000 to fund the purchase of a 50 per cent share of the 16 kilometres of the Canadian National rail line in the district. "It is critical for all residents to come out to vote, to ensure they have their say in shaping our community's future and to be informed in making that decision," said Mayor James Baker.

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  7. Support pours in for rail trail purchaseRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 1, 2015 | Vernon Morning Star

    Lake Country residents in favour of purchasing the CN rail corridor in their community may not have had their say in the district's failed alternative approval process, but they have been flooding municipal hall, pledging support for the acquisition. Mayor James Baker is convinced by the public reaction that residents would approve the district's attempts to purchase part of the rail corridor, if they are given the chance in a referendum question on the matter.

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  8. Demands escalate to stop mussel invasionRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 22, 2015 | Vernon Morning Star

    Lake Country council is asking the Southern Interior Local Government Association to support a resolution that calls on the provincial government to install inspection stations at B.C.'s borders for boats possibly infested with quagga and zebra mussels. "If we don't put money into trying to stop them, it will almost be impossible once they are entrenched," said Mayor James Baker.

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  9. Lake Country tax increase goes upRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 30, 2015 | Vernon Morning Star

    Council approved the 2015 municipal budget Thursday, which includes a 3.13 per cent municipal tax increase. That is up from a proposed 2.76 per cent.

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  10. Lake Country officials working on 2015 budgetRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 28, 2015 | Vernon Morning Star

    Council and staff met Tuesday to discuss the proposed financial plan, which includes a 2.76 per cent municipal tax increase. If the 2.76 per cent tax hike proceeds, it will amount to an additional $45 for the average home.

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  11. Lake Country pursues funding for water meter workRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 18, 2015 | Vernon Morning Star

    "If we can get funding, we can get it done more quickly and get everyone on meters," said Mayor James Baker. The goal is that by retrofitting existing residences with meters, customers can determine how much water they are using and the community can reduce consumption.

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  12. Province holds up rail processRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 9, 2015 | Vernon Morning Star

    Because the provincial government has not signed off on wording, council could not adopt an alternate approval process for 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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  13. Okanagan Indian Band opposes rail corridor purchaseRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 16, 2014 | Vernon Morning Star

    That is the message from the chief of the Okanagan Indian Band as local municipalities look to complete a deal to purchase the old CN Rail line for $22 million. Chief Byron Louis says about 20 kilometres of the old CN Rail line from Oyama to Coldstream is land that belongs to Okanagan Indian Band and rightfully, should not have been up for sale by CN.

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  14. Lake Country pursues public consent for rail corridor purchaseRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 10, 2014 | Vernon Morning Star

    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 by a trail?'" said Mayor James Baker.

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  15. Financial details revealed for railway corridor purchaseRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 9, 2014 | Vernon Morning Star

    Information released Tuesday shows that of the $22 million price tag for the CN line from Kelowna to Coldstream, the Regional District of North Okanagan would be responsible for $1.9 million. The funds will come out of a reserve created in 2005 when Greater Vernon residents agreed to borrow $7.5 million for parkland acquisition.

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  16. North Okanagan residents have their sayRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 15, 2014 | Vernon Morning Star

    Janice Brown was re-elected to the post in Saturday's municipal vote, garnering 711 votes and beating a challenge from former mayor Will Hansma who collected 445 votes. "I'm so excited," said Brown over a din at a Saturday night party at her house featuring councillors, supporters and friends.

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  17. Lake Country projects wrapped upRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 15, 2014 | Vernon Morning Star

    MP Ron Cannan , MLA Norm Letnick and Mayor James Baker cut the ribbon Wednesday on three infrastructure projects in Lake Country. Among the projects was renovations to the sewer treatment facility.

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