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Tourist info centre staying put

Salmon Arm Council is not currently interested in moving the city’s tourism information centre out of downtown.

Coun. Chad Eliason asked that Mayor Nancy Cooper respond to a letter copied to the city from Gary Arsenault of Green Emerald Investments Inc.

The letter comments on ongoing discussion between Arsenault and representatives of the city, the chamber and the Economic Development Society regarding the potential to move the information centre from the Old Courthouse on Hudson Avenue, to a city owned lot near Buckerfield’s on the west end of town.

“One potential for the city would be to sell the excess lands to Full Circle Shopping Centres for use as a tourist centre,” states Arsenault.

Eliason said the idea for the move was floated at a chamber meeting, but is not being considered by the city.

“We have a lease right now,” said Eliason. “If it was the case, it would be an in-camera meeting, and we would be discussing all the land, legal and labour issues in camera, and this isn’t the case.

“This letter here, considering the people who are mentioned and CCd, it looks like everybody is in favour. And though I can’t speak for the EDS, I can certainly say at this table we have not decided we are in favour of this or to relocate it.”

 

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