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Tentative land-exchange agreement reached between British Columbia and Westbank First Nation

Article Origin

Author

Compiled by Debora Steel

Volume

32

Issue

12

Year

2015

A tentative land-exchange听agreement has been reached between the government of British Columbia and Westbank First Nation. The Nation had given reserve land to the province in 2009 to construct the Westside Rd. Interchange, and the province agreed to provide replacement lands. The package of lands and cash now under consideration includes four parcels of Crown or private land and $1.5 million in cash to be used for mutually agreed-upon, future land purchases. The lands include agricultural properties within the City of Kelowna, private property on the eastern shores of Lower Arrow Lake, and Crown land located east of Kelowna adjacent to lands held by Westbank First Nation at Medicine Hill.