Cedar Bridge seeks expansion

Cedar Bridge School eyes expansion onto ALR land

A chunk of farm land in rural Lumby may be used for a school.

The Regional District of North Okanagan supports one hectare on Whitevale Road being excluded from the Agricultural Land Reserve so Cedar Bridge School can expand existing facilities.

“With the school, they are demonstrating that education and farming go hand in hand,” said rural Lumby director Rick Fairbairn of the property owner, Vale Farms.

“This will allow students to learn about agriculture and nature.”

The total size of the property is 11.4 hectares, and the applicant considers the one hectare not suitable for farming.

A final decision on removing the land from the ALR will be up to the  Agricultural Land Commission.