A Prison in Summerland, BC? No: Oliver.

Correctional facility approved for Oliver, BC

Petition of 3450+ against Penticton prison

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May 24 ~ This afternoon a petition with 3450+ names of people against the Penticton/ Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen remand facility, was handed over to Penticton Mayor Dan Ashton.

Residents of Penticton against remand facility in RDOS or Penticton

Mayor Ashton receiving the petition


Penticton referendum is now non-binding

Tom Bijvoet listens to Ashton’s response to a question concerning the now ‘non-binding referendum’


We want vision not illusion reads one placard

Placards indicate mood of the crowd


Former Corrections worker educates Dan Ashton on prison realities

A former BC Corrections worker tells Ashton why she is opposed to the facility in Penticton.


Local student delivers signatures of fellow students to Penticton's Dan Ashton

A local student delivers anti-prison signatures from fellow students


Penticton Mayor Dan Ashton dodges questions

Asking some tough questions of Mayor Dan Ashton


BC Corrections will make decision first before Penticton has referendum

Concerns regarding the process and logic behind the referendum timing are evidenced on placard

Written by summerlandbc

May 24, 2011 at 8:49 pm

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  1. […] May 24 ~ This afternoon a petition with 3450+ names of people against the Penticton/ Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen remand facility, was handed over to Penticton Mayor Dan Ashton. More on this story… […]

  2. Good coverage, big beautiful pictures.
    Thanks for being present. Hope you enjoyed.

    This project is life-changing for the area,
    short-sighted to the extreme and a one-way trap.

    Anyone interested in knowing more about
    Citizens Against the Penticton Prison (CAPP)
    should email us at: capp@shaw.ca

    Benoit
    Chair of CAPP

    Benoit Robert

    May 25, 2011 at 8:37 am

    • Thanks Benoit.

      I think the placard bearing the words ‘We want vision not illusion’ says it all.

      Stephanie

      summerlandbc

      May 25, 2011 at 9:45 am


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