TNRD seeks to medical marijuana zoning

The directors gave third reading to a bylaw that would allow grow operations for medical marijuana

During a Thompson-Nicola Regional District board of directors meeting held Dec. 12, a public hearing was held for Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 2442 (Medical Marijuana Grow Operations).

The directors gave third reading to the bylaw, which would allow grow operations for medical marijuana on agricultural land over eight hectares in the regional district.

Grow-ops on industrial land would have to be larger than four hectares.

The proposed bylaw is the result of changes to the federal law regarding medical marijuana.

Under the previous law, thousands of medical marijuana grow-ops were licensed. The new law seeks to limit growing medical marijuana to fewer and larger operations that can be more easily monitored.

Having received third reading, the bylaw now goes to the provincial government for referral before returning to the board for final approval.

Thuya Creek re-zoned for RV park

The TNRD board also held a public hearing and gave third reading to Zoning Amendment Application No. BA 54 (subject property: 8919 Thuya Creek Road, Little Fort, B.C.).

The re-zoning would allow the existing campground at Thuya Creek (located about five km south of Little Fort) to be developed as a seasonal RV park.

Staff believe the 4.6 ha property to be an appropriate location for the proposed use.

Formerly known as Overlander Stopping Place, the existing campground has 27 campsites, a store, maintenance building, pool and washouses.

The re-zoning would allow it to be developed into a 40-site RV park that could be used year-round.

Possibly some of the sites could be sold as strata lots so individuals could own their own RV site.


Having received third reading, the bylaw now goes to the provincial government for referral before returning to the board for final approval.



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