Malakwa residents primed for referendum

The referendum is scheduled to take place on Saturday, Sept. 28, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Malakwa Fire Hall.

  • Sep. 18, 2013 10:00 a.m.

Approximately 35 people showed up at the Malakwa Community Hall last Tuesday evening to discuss the referendum question concerning the former Malakwa Elementary School building.

This bylaw is referring to those property owners and residents in a specified area within the boundary of Area E of the Columbia Shuswap Regional District. The eastern boundary is just east of the Enchanted Forest, and the western boundary is shared by the Malakwa Fire Protection boundary.

This referendum question does not pertain to the District of Sicamous.

The building is now referred to as the Malakwa Community Learning Centre. It is a rental property that is currently renting to the Malakwa post office, the Eagle Valley Community Support Society, the Malakwa Community Learning Academy as well rental for pottery classes and family fun nights.

There are some long-range plans to increase services to the community, and part of those plans involves the hiring of a part-time executive director that will dedicate their efforts to increasing revenue and services to the community within the building.

The referendum is scheduled to take place on Saturday, Sept. 28, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Malakwa Fire Hall. Advanced voting is on Wednesday, Sept. 18 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the CSRD office in Salmon Arm.

If you should have any questions regarding the process around voting, please contact the deputy manager of corporate administration, Carolyn Black at the CSRD at 250-832-8194. If you have any questions regarding the financial implications, please contact the manager of financial services, Peter Jarman at 250-832-8194.

I want to thank all of the folks that took time out of their evening to attend. I appreciate hearing your concerns and questions. Please feel free to contact me if you require further information.

Contributed by Rhona Martin, Columbia Shuswap Regional District director for Area E (Rural Sicamous-Malakwa).

 

Just Posted

Kelowna RCMP search for missing senior

Cathy Wilson has dementia and was seen leaving her care facility in Rutland

Shuswap man dead following Highway 1 collision

Police continue to investigate June 25 collision west of Salmon Arm

Inaugural White Lake Triathlon hits the ground running

85 competitors take part in community family friendly event

Increased hours comes with relocation of Sicamous recycling depot

Residents will be able to recycle bottles and other household items at one location starting July 2

Severe thunderstorm watch issued for Okanagan and Connector

Storms expected to develop this morning and intensify early in the afternoon

VIDEO: Driver doing laps in busy Vancouver intersections nets charges

Toyota Camry spotted doing laps in intersection, driving towards pedestrians

Every situation is different, jurors hear at coroners inquest into Oak Bay teen’s overdose death

Pediatrician says involuntary treatment necessary following overdose, opioid use

RCMP across Canada to soon unionize, according to B.C. mayor

A spokeswoman for RCMP headquarters in Ottawa says it’s not yet a done deal

Missing and murdered Indigenous women remembered at Okanagan rally

Red Dress campaign honours the memory of missing and murdered Indigenous women across Canada

Shuswap PeeWee lacrosse team heading to provincial championships

Team undefeated in league play this season, Midgets also going to championships

Explicit sex-ed guide for adults mistakenly given to Creston elementary students

The booklet clearly states online and inside that the guide contains sexually explicit information

Salmon Arm legion welcomes community to help celebrate Legion Week

Festivities help build up momentum to Canada Day

Driver has $240K McLaren impounded minutes after buying it in West Vancouver

Officers clocked the car travelling at 160 km/h along Highway 1 in a 90 km/h zone

Most Read