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Opposition doesn't stop Vernon tourist centre plans

The City of Vernon is proceeding with plans for a tourism information centre next to Civic Arena. - Photo submitted
The City of Vernon is proceeding with plans for a tourism information centre next to Civic Arena.
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Relocation of Vernon's tourism information services is proceeding despite vocal opposition.

About 35 residents attended a public hearing Monday and while many spoke against rezoning 3004 39th Avenue from commercial to public institutional to allow for a tourism booth, a majority of council gave third reading to the zoning bylaw.

"We decided in November that consolidating (tourism booths) is a good idea and being close to downtown is good for economic development," said Coun. Brian Quiring,

Residents' concerns revolved around traffic, access off the highway and a belief that the current north and south tourism booths serve the needs of visitors.

"Tourist centres should be visible. By relocating it to 39th Avenue, it's not visible," said resident Eric Jackson.

The only council member to vote against third reading was Bob Spiers (Mary-Jo O'Keefe was absent).

Look for more in Wednesday's Morning Star.

 

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