Green Amber Corporation president Jonathan Fernandes answers questions from Regional District of North Okanagan directors about his application to build a big cannabis production facility in rural Lumby. (Roger Knox/Morning Star)

Letter: Clarifying the Lumby cannabis dispute

The purpose of this short release is to clarify an important point that failed to be made during the public meeting held Thursday in Lumby.

Green Amber, the Ontario company that bought property in rural Lumby to build and operate a cannabis industry, had been ordered by the Regional District to hold a public information meeting. As part of the meeting, Green Amber was under obligation to clarify the process for their non-farm use application to the ALC.

Green Amber failed to do that.

Therefore certain people are under the impression that RDNO has had no option but to forward Green Amber’s application to the ALC. This is not the case. The process for an ALR application of this nature is that the proponent must first apply to the Regional District who then has the choice to forward the application, or not.

If they do not, then the application is effectively rejected or terminated. If they do so, but advise the ALC to turn it down, the ALC is under no obligation to do so. If it goes to the ALC the ALC will make their own decision, but as far as the RDNO is concerned forwarding it is the same as approving it.

Huguette Allen

Just Posted

Home loss ends Vernon Vipers’ long weekend win streak

The Vernon Vipers ended the three games in three nights weekend with two wins, one loss

Family Day move a welcome change: poll

Okanagan readers voted that the new date for Family Day in B.C. is a positive change

Interior Savings looks to hand out bursaries

Applications open until Feb. 28

Vernon art gallery turns out the lights and throws a party

DJ, drinks and food at Art After Dark Feb. 23

A Mother’s Wish: Ryan Shtuka’s mother wants her son to be ‘forever known’

‍‍‍‍‍“Let me tell you a story …. it all began with a boy named Ryan”

Homicide police investigate assault turned deadly in Surrey

60-year-old man died at hospital after assault

Trudeau’s principal secretary, Gerald Butts, resigns amid SNC-Lavalin furor

Butts categorically denies the accusation that he or anyone else in the PMO improperly pressured former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould

B.C.’s top young skiers hit Sovereign Lake for Championships

Midget-age racers came from across the province

PHOTOS: Cracker Invitational at Swan Lake sees crowd

More than 30 enthusiasts met at Swan Lake Sunday

Deported B.C. man who came to Canada as a baby granted chance at return

Len Van Heest was deported to the Netherlands in 2017

Skate with the Vernon Vipers

Upcoming stars took to the ice with the Vernon Vipers Sunday

Most Read