Regional district gives nod to proposed college

Three Buoys Development Corporation got a nod from the Columbia Shuswap Regional District board last week.

Three Buoys Development Corporation got a nod from the Columbia Shuswap Regional District board last week.

Directors at the Sept. 20 meeting in Salmon Arm agreed unanimously to provide a letter endorsing Three Buoys vision of the Mara Lake College as a project that will revitalize the Three Buoys property in the District of Sicamous.

CSRD economic development officer Robyn Cyr told the directors that Todd Millar of Three Buoys had presented the vision for the college at a May 3 economic development committee meeting and that the corporation will be looking for further investment, developing a marketing research plan, rezoning existing property and seeking local government support for the project.

“Several concerns were raised at the committee meeting about the financial viability of the project generally,” wrote Cyr in a report to the board. “After considerable discussion, it was decided that the committee would recommend to the board that a letter be issued endorsing the project at the early conceptual stage.”

The Shuswap Economic Development Committee has recognized that Sicamous needs economic development projects that, if successful, would provide employment on a year-round basis, something the college would do.

Cyr explained that despite “a few bumps in the summer,” the project is still moving forward and that the corporation has  invested $14 million in the property already.

 

Just Posted

In photos: Downtown Salmon Arm sings with Super Crawl

Thursday night concert series leads into Roots and Blues Festival

Okanagan water board seeks mussels funding

Okanagan Basin Water Board sends request to new federal fisheries minister

Pedestrian safety a concern at Canoe rail crossing

Salmon Arm council to consider sidewalk addition at budget time

UPDATE: Kelowna’s crying judge refuses to pull herself from case

Judge Monica McParland has refused to pull herself off the case.

Former Shuswap optician won’t be jailed for sexually assaulting minor

Kenneth Pilkington sentenced to 24 months’ probation for offence three decades ago

Crews getting a handle on fires near Cherryville

Canadian Armed Troops in Okanagan, firefighters equipment stolen

UPDATED: B.C. matching Red Cross donations for victims of wildfires

Donations being taken by many organizations, BC Hydro waiving bills

Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP catch wanted man

Falkland man found in Enderby home wanted on outstanding warrants

PHOTOS: Classic Antique Car Show at R.J. Haney Heritage Village

Iconic automobiles rolled into Salmon Arm for 19th annual showcase

Woodpecker goes out with a bang, starts grassfire in B.C. city

Untimely death of woodpecker causes power outage in Cawston

Communities on evacuation alert in many areas of B.C. as wildfires flare

Warning was issued for 583-square-kilometre blaze that has charred Fraser Lake to Fort St. James

Air quality remains at high risk for Okanagan

The whole Okanagan is forecast to be set at a high risk for the remainder of the day

Complaint coming about cattle prod use at B.C. rodeo

Fair reps investigate after Vancouver Humane Society pics show shocking device at bullriding event

Most Read