Canada’s national leader is being urged to make a stop in the North Okanagan.
Vernon council will invite Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to attend the rededication of the multicultural mural and the celebration of a new multicultural public art project June 27.
“Our downtown multicultural mural showcases the first families of the Vernon area,” said Tracy Satin, with the Greater Vernon Museum, which is helping organize the event.
“Pierre Elliot Trudeau is highlighted for his many multicultural policies and for promoting multiculturalism in Canada. Unfortunately, prime minister Trudeau passed away during the painting of the mural and never had a chance to celebrate its completion.”
Traffic around Vernon schools is generating a lot of headaches.
Coun. Scott Anderson has told city staff that he regularly hears concerns about parking at the elementary and secondary schools in the community.
“Residents complain their frontage is blocked but parents complain there is no where to pick up their kids,” said Anderson, adding that a solution needs to be found.
City staff insist they work with the schools to inform parents about parking.
“It’s a combination of education and enforcement,” said Amanda Watson, transportation manager.