KISS FM NEWS interviews Michelle Carson

Power Pole 1 (Interview with Michelle Carson, VP)


The location of a controversial power pole and guy wire on a portion of Killiney Beach below the high water mark remains a burr in the side of the North Westside Community Association.

They have requested it's re-location since it was erected in January 2014.

The Regional District Central Okanagan has refused and now tenure has been granted the pole, meaning it may never be moved.

Michelle Carson, Vice-President of the Community Association, feels they have run out of options other than taking the District to court.

Bruce Smith from the regional district says they don't think the pole needs to be moved, but because the concerns have been raised again, he says staff is reviewing the site, and getting a cost estimate on if it was moved.

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Power Pole 2 (Interview with Michelle Carson, VP)


The fight over re-locating a controversial power pole and guy wire owned by the Central Okanagan Regional District on a portion of Killiney Beach might end up in the courts.

Ever since it was erected in 2014, local residents and the North Westside Community Association have argued it needs to be moved for safety reasons and because it is below the high water mark.

CORD has refused and Association Vice-President Michelle Carson says when Andy Otter with the Ministry of Forest and Lands in Kamloops granted it tenure, it meant the pole became unmovable unless a judge orders it.

Bruce Smith from the regional district doesnt think it needs to end up in court.

He says due to the new concerns, CORD staff are reviewing the issue, and getting a cost estimate on possibly moving the pole.

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Power Pole 3 (Interview with Michelle Carson, VP)


The North Westside Community Association's two-year battle with the Central Okanagan Regional District over a request to re-locate a power pole on a portion of Killiney Beach might end up in legal actions.

The pole was installed in January of 2014 below the high water mark and residents demanded it and the guy wire be relocated immediately.

CORD refused and ended up getting tenure for the post through the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resources.

Association Vice President Michelle Carson says suing to have it moved is a last resort.

Bruce Smith from the regional district says they don't think the pole needs to be moved, but because the concerns have been raised again, he says staff is reviewing the site, and getting a cost estimate on possibly moving it.

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