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Osoyoos Band site picked for new Okanagan jail

The 360-cell provincial remand centre is expected to be built by 2015 (CBC)
The provincial government will build a 360-cell remand centre on Osoyoos Indian Band land, just outside Oliver, B.C.

That's according to Summerland mayor Janice Perrino.

Premier Christy Clark, Solicitor General Shirley Bond and Osoyoos Indian Band Chief Clarence Louie are expected to make a big public safety announcement Monday morning, but Perrino says she was called yesterday by Brent Marchant, assistant deputy minister of the B.C. Corrections Service.

He said the jail would NOT be built in her community.
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