What is going on beside the Westhills pit?

Short answer: I don't know.

The PIB has been clearing/leveling some land across the road from its Westhills Aggregates operation for several weeks now.  RDOS staff have made some inquires to Westhills and the Band but so far we have not been told anything definitive.

Update 18 Mar 2015: According to the website for the Penticton Indian Band Development Corporation, the site is being cleared for a mobile home manufacturing plant:

PIBDC and the Lands Department are hosting the Information Meeting on a proposed manufactured home company on Wednesday March 18, 2015 at the Penticton Indian Band Hall....



I have been told by Chief Kruger that this project encountered opposition from PIB members.  The heavy equipment is gone and I am not sure what its future status is.

The uncertainty surrounding this project caused (and may still cause) much anxiety for some West Bench property owners. The RDOS has offered to work more closely in the future with the PIB on such developments adjacent to Area F land. The aim here is to improve our two-way communication.  Some progress is being made in this regard through, for example, the PIB-RDOS Protocol Agreement and the steering committee that has emerged from that agreement.

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