Penticton and South Okanagan
Correctional centre forums
Oct 1, 2013 / 6:14 am
Senior staff from BC Corrections will host community forums regarding the Okanagan Correctional Centre on Oct. 9 and 10.
The goal of the forums will be to provide residents with a project update, answer questions and discuss correctional officer recruitment.
Information will also be available regarding an online business registry for local contractors and service providers.
"It is an opportunity for the community to ask officials about the scope of the project and about employment opportunities during the construction phase and after," said Oliver Mayor Ron Hovanes.
Hovanes said they have been told there will be 500 direct and 500 indirect jobs available during the construction phase and 240 when it is built.
There could certainly be more part-time work available on top of that, he added.
"This will be a huge employer for the region. It's going to be big," he said.
In February, 2012, the BC government selected the Osoyoos Indian Band's proposed site in the Senkulmen Business Park, north of Oliver, on Highway 97 as the preferred location for the 378 cell, high security facility.
Community members in Okanagan Falls and Osoyoos, will also be invited to learn more about the correctional centre in the same time period.
Forums are slated for 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 9 at the Okanagan Falls Senior Centre, 1128 Willow Street; 7 p.m. on Oct. 9 at the Oliver Community Centre, 6359 Park Drive and 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10 at the Sonora Community Centre, 8505 68th Ave. in Osoyoos.
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