Okanagan Falls Industrial Park no place for pot: Siddon

At least one Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen director isn’t in favour of the idea of allowing cannabis production facilities in industrial zones.

Tom Siddon, director for Area D (Kaleden/Okanagan Falls), said he’s against allowing cannabis production and processing facilities in industrial zones in his area and he hopes other directors will consider the potential consequences to residents.

He noted specifically the Okanagan Falls Industrial Park, where the former Weyerhaeuser mill was located, and its proximity to residential areas.

“Right close you have Peach Cliff Estates, a trailer park, a new housing development above there. A lot of people won’t be happy that kind of operation could be a potential neighbour,” he said. “At the last meeting they gave first reading to (the bylaw) and I’m not very happy about it.”

Siddon was away on vacation at the time of the last RDOS meeting on March 22 and so he didn’t to speak to the

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