Pitch made for new park in Coldstream

Owners of Coldstream’s Dutch’s Campground have pitched the idea of creating a public park for the community.

Owners of Coldstream’s Dutch’s Campground have pitched the idea of creating a public park for the community.

Darren Dalgarno purchased the campground with his father nine years ago.

The land includes a two-acre portion of property between the Vernon boundary and one of the rental homes next to the campground.

“It’s an ideal location for a park,” Dalgarno told members of Coldstream council.

He would like to work with the district to create a park on that portion of land, which is adjacent to the Alpine Centre.

“It would be important to me to leave it better than I found it,” said Dalgarno.

But he cautions that time may be a factor.

“It could become commercial. It is for sale and any day somebody could come and buy it but then it would be too late.”

The land has been for sale for more than three years now.

Pit digs into

problem

High erosion potential has dug up some concerns with Coldstream Ranch’s latest mining proposal.

Sensitive ecosystem inventory shows high erosion potential in a portion of the ranch’s latest gravel extraction application.

The application is for 8.4 hectares of ranchland south of the ranch headquarters.

Coldstream’s Advisory Planning Commission would like to see the area of concern excluded from the application.

But Coldstream council is leaving the approval decision up to the Agricultural Land Commission.

“To a great degree they have avoided the erosion area,” said Mike Reiley, Coldstream’s director of development services.

Ted Osborn, Coldstream Ranch project manager, assures that the ranch does not want to cause any erosion issues.

“We’re all on the same wave length. We don’t want to do something that is not in the best interest of us the landowner or the community.”

 

 

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