Variances opposed

Resident questions the regional district's actions regarding a business

The Nov. 20 issue of The Morning Star reports that the Regional District of North Okanagan has approved variances for construction at North Enderby Timber on Highway 97A . The reasons quoted for approval include, “They are a larger employer,”  and “They are a great corporate citizens and this is another step towards them operating more efficiently.”

I must be missing something, about three things in fact. Operating more efficiently must mean operating more profitably by avoiding cost normally associated with the operation of such a company. And being a larger employer I thought would mean that their larger size would allow them to absorb such costs.

But most importantly, being a good corporate citizen to me would mean they should willingly step up to meet requirements. Does this mean that only poor corporate citizens should be made to follow rules? I am told that North Enderby Timber is a very profitable company, which is a good thing.

I believe they can and should willingly follow the rules set out for operating their business at the Highway 97A site.

Peter Vander Sar

Mara

 

Just Posted

Western Canada’s only Military Tattoo returns to Vernon

The 6th annual tattoo is slated to take place July 27-28 at Kal Tire Place in Vernon.

Athletes helping athletes

While the Vernon Christian basketball team have their own games to play this weekend, they took time out of practice Tuesday to volunteer.

JUNO nominated band visits Vernon and Penticton

Tim and The Glory Boys will perform in Vernon March 9.

Special Olympic B.C. Winter Games continue in Vernon

Events conclude today. Check out what’s happening.

Nearly 200 new businesses for Greater Vernon in 2018: Chamber

Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce says nearly 200 new businesses in 2018

Athletes hit the slopes for the final day of SOBC

The awards ceremony for all alpine skiing events took place this afternoon at the SilverStar Village Podium.

A ‘warm embrace’ for grieving parents at funeral of seven young fire victims

Mourners offered love and support to Kawthar Barho, mother of seven children

One of B.C.’s newest citizens reflects on the value of immigration

“People who come by choice to another country will do everything to contribute to that country.”

Indigenous leaders, politicians say Trans Mountain report flawed

The National Energy Board has endorsed an expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline a second time

UPDATE: Reports of rashes prompt closure of all Harrison Hot Springs pools

Public pool available after Fraser Health shut down all five mineral pools until further notice

Team BC sitting 4th at Canada Winter Games after 1st week

Team BC ringette featuring Kelowna’s Brooklyn Keller finished 4th

Legislation to protect B.C. farmland comes into effect

Regulations enhance food security, encourage long-term farming

UPDATE: B.C. ticket holder winner of $25.9-million Lotto Max jackpot

Next draw set for Mar. 1 with an estimated jackpot of $10 million

Most Read