Public pressure has forced the B.C. Boundaries Commission to back off a controversial plan to add a section of Greater Vernon to the Shuswap riding.
In its final report to the legislature, the commission has decided not to remove the Swan Lake area and a portion of the BX from Vernon-Monashee and place it in the Shuswap constituency.
In its final report, the B.C. Electoral Area stated that it’s proposal to move Swan Lake and part of the BX into the Shuswap was a result of needing to balance the number of voters in the constituencies.
“If the MLA had become Shuswap, residents would have had to drive up to the constituency office in Salmon Arm,” said Mike Macnabb, BX-Silver Star director.
The report must still be accepted by the legislature.