Keremeos electoral boundary correction

Keremeos is actually in the same riding as Princeton, not the South Okanagan

Keremeos is actually in the Central Okanagan - Similkameen - Nicola riding

Keremeos is actually in the Central Okanagan - Similkameen - Nicola riding

 

Electoral boundary confusion has us  correcting a story that appeared in the February 7 issue of the Review.

In that story, we incorrectly identified Keremeos as being part of the new riding of South Okanagan – East Kootenay.

During the boundary realignment discussions, Keremeos was proposed to fit into the South Okanagan – East Kootenay riding, but after public consultation, the riding boundary was changed. Keremeos was placed into the riding of Central Okanagan – Similkkameen – Nicola.

Adding to the confusion is the fact that Keremeos fails to get a mention in a textual description of the riding:

Central Okanagan – Similkameen – Nicola riding , consisting of:

(a) those parts of the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen comprised of:

(i) the District Municipality of Summerland;

(ii) the Town of Princeton;

(iii) subdivisions B, G and H;

(iv) Subdivision F, excepting those parts described as follows:

(A) commencing at the intersection of the easterly boundary of Penticton Indian Reserve No. 1 with the southerly limit of the District Municipality of Summerland; thence generally easterly along the limit of said district municipality to a point at approximate latitude 49°33’28”N and longitude 119°38’08”W; thence due east to the easterly limit of said subdivision; thence southerly along the easterly limit of said subdivision to the easterly boundary of Penticton Indian Reserve No. 1; thence generally northerly along said boundary to the point of commencement;

(B) that part surrounded by Penticton Indian Reserve No. 1;

(C) Penticton Indian Reserve No. 1;

(b) that part of the Thompson-Nicola Regional District comprised of:

(i) the City of Merritt;

(ii) the District Municipality of Logan Lake;

(iii) subdivisions M and N, including Nooaitch Indian Reserve No. 10; and

(c) those parts of the Regional District of Central Okanagan comprised of:

(i) the district municipalities of Peachland and West Kelowna;

(ii) Subdivision J;

(iii) that part of the City of Kelowna described as follows: commencing at a point in Okanagan Lake located at the intersection of the westerly limit of said city with Highway No. 97; thence generally easterly along said highway and Harvey Avenue to Dilworth Drive; thence southerly along said drive to Springfield Road; thence generally easterly along said road to Ziprick Road; thence southerly along the southerly production of said road to the northerly bank of Mission Creek; thence generally southwesterly along said bank to the easterly shoreline of Okanagan Lake; thence due west across said lake to the westerly limit of said city; thence northerly along said limit to the point of commencement.