Summerlanders who need to contact their federal or provincial representative can do so from the same office.
On Tuesday, Dan Albas, MP for Central Okanagan Similkameen Nicola and Dan Ashton, MLA for the riding of Penticton announced a jointly shared constituency office in Summerland.
The office, at 10122B Main St., is the first for the region.
“At times there can be confusion under what jurisdiction — provincial or federal — some services are provided,” Ashton said. “This one-stop office can address that.”
“There may be three levels of government in Canada, but there is only one taxpayer and that is an important fact for elected officials to always be mindful of,” Albas added.
Ashton’s staff will be at the office all day Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to noon. Albas will have the office open Monday to Friday fro 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., subject to staff availability.
The numbers to contact Ashton and Albas remain unchanged. Ashton can be reached at 250-487-4400 while Albas can be reached at 1-800-665-8711.