West Kelowna council halts proposed cannabis operation – Okanagan

West Kelowna’s city council rejected a proposed cannabis production facility at its meeting on Tuesday night. 

“Council voted five to one, with one absent, to deny third reading and rescind first and second readings of a zoning bylaw amendment,” city spokesperson Jason Luciw said in a release.

The amendment would have permitted an encroachment of 40 metres into a required 150-metre buffer between the operation and the adjacent Brookhaven Care Centre, according to the city.

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Councillors said they cited a recently adopted zoning bylaw update, which was undertaken to regulate cannabis production and non-medical sales in line with federal and provincial regulations.

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The operation was proposed for numerous buildings at a new industrial complex at 2648 Kyle Road.

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Back in April, some residents told Global News that did not want the facility in their neighbourhood.

The business could still proceed, council said, but on a smaller scale and in accordance with bylaws and guidelines.

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