Lake Country referendum details go social

District has set up webpages and will use Facebook and Twitter

The District of Lake Country has launched a webpage, complete with links to social media sites, for the April 25 rail corridor referendum.

“With more and more residents turning to the internet for their news, social media is a great way to stay up-to-date or engage with the process,” Willene Perez, deputy chief election officer.

“We want to provide residents easy access to voting information and encourage them to find out more about the Okanagan Rail Corridor acquisition.”

The district has set up a 2015 Referendum webpage, an Okanagan Rail Corridor webpage and will use the district Facebook page and Twitter feed to  provide details.

The website and QuickLinks can all be accessed at

“Ensuring our residents have access to accurate information is important for the referendum process,” said Michael Mercer, director of engineering.

“For instance, some people may not be aware that as part of the agreement with CN, they are responsible for the removal and salvage of the railway infrastructure and remediating the corridor to an industrial environmental standard as determined under provincial Environmental Protection Act regulations.”

Residents are being asked to borrow up to $2.5 million to purchase the section of the rail corridor within Lake Country.