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Okanagan BC Inland Port near Vernon and
January 26, 2015
‘Inland port’ on the agenda
By Richard Rolke - Vernon Morning Star - June 14,
MP Colin Mayes announces
for a study on a potential inland port.
The North Okanagan could eventually become a major transportation
The federal government announced Friday that it will provide $65,000
for a study looking at a possible inland port somewhere in the North
“The potential impact of such a facility is enormous,” said Colin
Mayes, Okanagan-Shuswap MP.
An inland port would be used to transfer commercial goods from
trucks and trains as they are shipped to the ocean port at Prince
“It could be a large staging area or smaller transfer area that can
hand off goods from one form of transport to another,” said Jerry
Oglow, North Okanagan Regional District chairman.
Oglow believes that the North Okanagan’s proximity to the U.S. is
“We’re right on Highway 97 and we have rail right on our doorstep,”
The study will look at a number of issues including three possible
locations and whether the railway companies and provincial
government would invest in an inland port. The study will also
consider the costs and potential benefits.
A consultant will be hired, and it’s anticipated that the study will
be completed by March.
Besides the federal government, NORD is providing $5,200 towards the
study, while $7,800 is coming from Community Futures.
“It will be the first of several phases to come,” said Oglow, who
says the port could bolster economic development.
“It would create fairly good-paying jobs.”
The $65,000 is part of the federal government’s efforts to help
communities cope with the pine beetle infestation.
Forty per cent of the wealth in the North Okanagan is related to the
“There are companies that sell tires, equipment or fuel. It’s not
just the guys cutting down trees,” said Wayne Lippert, Vernon’s
Jane Lister, Community Futures general manager, is pleased that
economic diversification is being tackled as the North Okanagan’s
population continues to grow.
“Initiatives that assist transportation issues are important now,”
Study may lead to reality
June 14, 2008 - Vernon Morning Star - Opinion
It's difficult to get too excited about a government study because
too many times they end up being just that – a report that leads to
So it was with some cynicism that we greet the federal government's
announcement Friday that a study will look at the feasibility of an
inland port somewhere in the North Okanagan.
Although Okanagan-Shuswap MP Colin Mayes enthusiastically proclaimed
a major transportation hub for the area could be potentially
'enormous,' it's as far from being a reality as a real port on
However, the idea has merit.
A so-called inland port that linked the ocean port of Prince Rupert
with the rest of the Interior through the North Okanagan may make
sense for a variety of reasons. The possibility to create a staging
area locally for goods travelling by rail or truck to Prince Rupert
The study will look at the costs and potential benefits, as well as
whether the provincial government and the railways will come on
board. It will also look at three possible locations.
The North Okanagan Regional District and Community Futures are
already onside with funding and the prerequisite enthusiasm.
"We're right on Highway 97 and we have rail right on our doorstep,"
proclaimed NORD chairman Jerry Oglow.
The federal money is coming from the program to help communities
cope with pine beetle devastation. And seeing how a significant
portion of the local economy is connected with the forestry sector,
we deserve our due.
However, let's hope this study on becoming a possible transportation
hub drives forward into a reality and doesn't stall at the study
Never doubt the ability of a small group of concerned
citizens to change the world. In fact, it is the only thing that ever has.
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