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Kelowna mountain a factor in city boundary expansion

The city of Kelowna is looking into the possibility of expanding its borders, and one of the areas it could absorb is the South Slopes region, which includes the proposed Kelowna Mountain resort community.

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An artist's rendition of the suspension bridge and Kelowna Mountain project in the summer months (Contributed by: Kelowna Mountain)

Developer Mark Consiglio, wants to build what he calls a self-sustaining golf, wine, ski and bike community on his 640-acre property.

The project stirred up some controversy recently, when Consiglio and his supporters opposed the regional district's efforts to pass an Official Community Plan for the area.

The plan passed, giving the regional district jurisdiction over the development and putting the project on hold, at least temporarily.

If Kelowna absorbs the South Slopes area, then it would have the authority to approve or not approve the project.

To understand how the project's developers feel about this, Daybreak host Chris Walker spoke with Michele Rule, a former Kelowna city councillor who now works as a local government consultant for Kelowna Mountain.
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