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Beginning late-November, developers will have to pay a fee before they break ground, to help pay for future schools in the central Okanagan (Kate Adach/CBC)
Developers will again have to pay more before breaking ground on a new home or building.

Starting next week, the Central Okanagan School District will collect money from developers  that will go toward purchasing land for new schools.

It's a fee that was previously collected back in the 1990s.

To understand why this fee is being reinstated, Daybreak host Chris Walker reached Larry Paul, secretary-treasurer of School District 23.

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