Lumby gains land

The Village of Lumby has purchased a lot on Faulkner Avenue, adjacent to Duteau Creek, for $150,000.

There will be expanded greenspace in Lumby.

The village has purchased a lot on Faulkner Avenue, adjacent to Duteau Creek, for $150,000.

“We want to make Lumby more inviting to people who live here and are passing through on the highway,” said Coun. Randal Ostafichuk.

“There’s not a lot of greenspace along the highway.”

Mayor Kevin Acton believes the acquisition is a good use of financial resources.

“It’s another continuation of the salmon trail which we’ve been working so hard on,” he said.

Besides providing more park, there is the possibility that the land will increase economic development opportunities in the community.

“It will give us road access to the back piece of the property and it’s all industrial land in there,” said Acton.

A house on the property will be removed and then the village will go through a planning process to determine what kind of recreational activities occur there.

“We’re looking at open greenspace or the possibility of a small campground. There are no firm decisions yet,” said Ostafichuk.