The pre-vote survey on whether Summerland, B.C., should borrow $50 million for a new recreation center was well attended.
1,393 residents showed up to vote in Wednesday’s primary election.
The town has a population of about 11,000, including about 1,500 people who are too young to vote.
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Provincial rules state that municipalities wishing to borrow money must first consult with the public. In this case, Summerland is choosing to hold a referendum next month, with voting two days in advance.
The next primary voting will be held on Tuesday, October 31, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Summerland Arena.
Public voting day is Saturday, November 4, from 8am to 8pm at Summerland Arena.
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According to the district, the existing aquatic and fitness center has reached the end of its useful life. $50 million will go toward a new aquatic center, fitness center, two multi-purpose rooms and locker rooms.
You can find more information about the referendum at: County of Summerland’s website.
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