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.