Further details are known about the push for amalgamation in Greater Vernon.
The Greater Vernon Govrnance Society has 2,930 signatures on a petition asking local and provincial authorities to develop a plan to combine area jurisdictions into a single entity.
“We believe this is a significant and credible survey of the entire community,” said Bruce Shepherd, society president.
The breakdown to date of petition results are as follows:
Jurisdiction 2011 Municipal turnout Petition response % of 2011 Voter turnout
Coldstream 2,413 611 25.3%
Vernon 8,872 2,032 22.9%
Area B & C * 1,206 287 23.7%
*There were no elections held in 2011, therefore this comparison is to the total turnout for the 2013 Sports Facility referendum.
Look for more in Friday’s Morning Star.