News

Vernon council needs more information on cultural facilities

Vernon city council isn
Vernon city council isn't prepared to make a decision yet on a referendum for expanded facilities for the museum and art gallery.
— image credit: Morning Star file photo

Political support for expanding cultural facilities is on hold.

Vernon council instructed staff Monday to develop a report on the community's cultural core, including possible sites for a new art gallery and museum.

"We need a clear idea of what the potential is," said Coun. Catherine Lord, adding that the information will be passed on to the Greater Vernon Advisory Committee, which overs sees cultural matters.

The Vernon Public Art Gallery wants to construct a new facility on the former Vernon Flower Shop property, which is owned by the city, but others have suggested the gallery and museum should go together on the city-owned Coldstream Hotel site.

Both the VPAG and the Greater Vernon Museum have stated they want a referendum on new facilities held in conjunction with an April 6 vote on a sports complex next to the college.

No decision on location was made Monday, but if the gallery proceeds on the flower shop site, council has agreed to sell the property to the Regional District of North Okanagan. That would align ownership with the agency responsible for culture.

 

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Paralympians honoured
 
Sinixt woman resigns over Slocan Pool burial
 
Prince Rupert LNG project delayed, others on track
Man missing since last week
 
Kelowna: Airport reports given overdose of false drama
 
(VIDEO) Hundreds pay respects to former finance minister Jim Flaherty
VIDEO: Procession honouring Cpl. Nathan Cirillo in hometown of Hamilton, Ontario
 
South Okanagan school gets top marks at building awards
 
Fight against pipeline not over says protest organizer

Community Events, October 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Oct 29 edition online now. Browse the archives.