Public hearing on pot shops in Osoyoos

The Town of Osoyoos is seeking public input on the zoning amendment bylaw proposed to temporarily prohibit retail pot shops.

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The Town of Osoyoos is holding a public hearing to gather input on a zoning amendment bylaw prohibiting retail marijuana operations.

The hearing takes place July 18 at 4 p.m. in the Town of Osoyoos Council Chambers at 8707 Main Street.

The zoning amendment bylaw received first and second readings on July 4.

The hearing, according to a notice posted on the Town of Osoyoos website, is to gather input on the temporary prohibition of retail marijuana operations in town “pending the federal government’s imminent introduction of new medical marijuana regulations.”

The hearing is intended to “give the town an opportunity to review these regulations and tailor an appropriate policy/regulatory framework to suit Osoyoos needs,” the notice states.

The hearing is open to the public and there is also the opportunity to send in written submissions or email submissions to info@osoyoos.ca.

The deadline for written submissions is noon on July 15.

The proposed zoning amendment bylaw is available at Osoyoos.ca or at the Department of Planning and Development Services, located at 8711 Main St. Osoyoos.


Those looking to mail in written submissions can do so at:

Alain M. Cunningham, Ph. D., MCIP, RPP,

Director of Planning and Developments Services

Box 3010, 8711 Main Street

Osoyoos BC V0H1V0


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