Chief Jonathan Kruger, left, of the Penticton Indian Band, led members of Summerland’s municipal council on a tour of the band’s developments. With Kruger from left are Coun. Erin Carlson, Coun. Janet Peake, Coun. Toni Boot, Coun. Doug Holmes, Mayor Peter Waterman and Coun. Erin Trainer.

Chief Jonathan Kruger, left, of the Penticton Indian Band, led members of Summerland’s municipal council on a tour of the band’s developments. With Kruger from left are Coun. Erin Carlson, Coun. Janet Peake, Coun. Toni Boot, Coun. Doug Holmes, Mayor Peter Waterman and Coun. Erin Trainer.

Council meets with Penticton Indian Band

Summerland’s mayor and council have met with the Penticton Indian Band council to discuss issues of mutual concern.

Summerland’s mayor and council have met with Chief Jonathan Kruger and the Penticton Indian Band council to discuss issues of mutual concern.

The meeting took place on Sept. 14.

The wild horse problem, shared by the municipality and the band, and the problems with garbage being dumped on band lands behind the Summerland landfill were two of the subjects identified.

“This joint initiative is the start of a comprehensive consultation process on mutual concerns moving forward,” Mayor Peter Waterman said. “It is clear that by working together with our First Nations neighbours, the whole southern region including Summerland will gain trust in each other to be good neighbours that will result in friendships and economic benefits for both communities.”

On Oct. 2, Kruger led Summerland’s council on a tour of the band’s developments.

 

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