A public information meeting on a proposed 107,000 square foot cannabis production facility on Shafer Road, between Lumby and Cherryville, will be held Thursday, Jan. 31, at 4 p.m. in the White Valley Coummunity Centre in Lumby. (Photo submitted)

A public information meeting on a proposed 107,000 square foot cannabis production facility on Shafer Road, between Lumby and Cherryville, will be held Thursday, Jan. 31, at 4 p.m. in the White Valley Coummunity Centre in Lumby. (Photo submitted)

Public meeting set on North Okanagan cannabis facility application

Green Amber will host public info session Jan. 31, 4 p.m., at Lumby’s White Valley Community Centre

A public information meeting for a proposed contentious cannabis production facility east of Lumby has been set.

Applicant Green Amber, which was mandated by the Regional District of North Okanagan in December to host such a meeting, will do so Thursday, Jan. 31 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at Lumby’s White Valley Community Centre.

It is anticipated Green Amber will make a presentation, have experts on hand and will take questions from the public.

Close to 40 sign-carrying protesters greeted RDNO directors at the entrance to its facility in December when Green Amber’s application was on the agenda.

Related: More work for proposed rural Lumby cannabis plant

Related: Letter Re: Proposed cannabis facility

The Ontario-based company has applied to build a nearly 108,000 square foot facility on 20 acres on Shafer Road off Highway 6 between Lumby and Cherryville. The facility would employ about 30 people.

Green Amber president Jonathan Fernandes, who owns the property, addressed concerns and questions from RDNO directors about water supply, traffic, noise and parking, but was still required to host a public meeting.

Mike Cadden and Trish Cory’s property borders that of Green Amber’s. They listed their home prior to Green Amber’s application and the parents of four young children say they’ve lost offers on their home because of the proposed facility.

“We have no problem with cannabis; it is the size of the facility,” said the couple. “A facility that is 107,000 square feet with 10-foot high security fencing, 24/7 security guards, exterior lighting, cameras, shipping/receiving bays and a 30-car parking lot do not belong on our quiet dead-end dirt road.

“This facility belongs in the (Village of Lumby) industrial area.”


Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

The Township of Spallumcheen is now handling applications for planning and development. (Morning Star - file photo)
Township of Spallumcheen handling development, planning applications

Convenient service for township residents, businesses, who no longer have to travel to Coldstream

An Enderby restaurant and pub was shut down Sunday afternoon, Nov. 29, 2020 as a precaution after a guest reportedly tested positive for COVID-19. (Howard Johnson photo)
Enderby pub reopens after COVID-19 scare

After a guest reportedly tested positive for the virus, staff test results came back negative

Vernon Teach and Learn has earned numerous awards throughout its family-owned and operated history. (Photo submitted)
Vernon’s guide for Christmas toy shopping locally rather than online

Local businesses need support during the pandemic, and they’ve also got the goods this holiday season

Nanaimo RCMP found drugs and cash inside a vehicle pulled over for expired insurance.
(File photo)
Occupant extracted from crash north of Vernon

Car went over embankment off Highway 97 in Spallumcheen

The City of Vernon broke ground on some new affordable housing to be built on Pleasant Valley Road in August. The city, along with the Okanagan Indian Band, will receive more units courtesy of the province. (Morning Star - file photo)
Affordable housing moves to Vernon, Okanagan Indian Band

Close to 30 homes to be built for low-to-moderate-income families

Elkhart Gas Station, located on Highway 97C about 60 kilometres west of Peachland, opened in November 2020. (Google maps)
The Okanagan Connector now has a gas station

The highway previously ran for over 117 kilometres without a place to fuel up

The Hughes’ Grinch was stolen from their front yard Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2020. The Santa suit the Grinch is wearing is 50 years old and has sentimental value. It was once worn by April Hughes’ dad. (Hughes photo)
Grinch stolen from Penticton home is ‘irreplaceable’

The Hughes have had a Christmas display for 25 years on Grandy Avenue in Penticton

Midway RCMP’s Cpl. Phil Peters spoke at Greenwood’s city council meeting Monday, Nov. 23. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
B.C. Mountie builds fire to warm suspect with hypothermia prior to rescue

Cpl. Phil Peters said the civilian helped police track, apprehend and eventually rescue the suspect

Premier John Horgan leaves the podium following his first press conference of the year as he comments on various questions from the media in the Press Gallery at B.C. Legislature in Victoria, B.C., on Monday, January 13, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Revelstoke COVID-19 cluster linked to non-essential travel: Horgan

There have been 46 cases of COVID-19 in the community

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry updates B.C.’s coronavirus situation at the legislature, Nov. 30, 2020. (B.C. government)
Hockey team brought COVID-19 back from Alberta, B.C. doctor says

Dr. Bonnie Henry pleads for out-of-province travel to stop

B.C. Premier John Horgan on a conference call with religious leaders from his B.C. legislature office, Nov. 18, 2020, informing them in-person church services are off until further notice. (B.C. government)
B.C. tourism relief coming soon, Premier John Horgan says

Industry leaders to report on their urgent needs next week

Most Read