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School district holds second meeting on pellet plant

The Vernon School District will hold a second meeting about the proposed pellet plant in Lavington.

Trustees decided Wednesday to hold another meeting Sept. 2 on the topic after a request came from parents concerned about the potential impact a pellet facility would have on the health of Lavington Elementary students.

"Comments will be restricted to safety," said Bill Turanski, board chairperson.

"We have no jurisdiction over whether the District of Coldstream did the right thing or not (with rezoning the property)."

On Wednesday, trustees received a presentation from Pinnacle Renewable Energy, which is proposing the pellet plant in conjunction with Tolko Industries.

The Sept. 2 meeting will be at 4 p.m. at the school board office.

Look for more in Friday's Morning Star.

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