Public meeting in Chilliwack to discuss cannabis retail outlet postponed due to snow

The Feb. 12 information event was to discuss Promontory shop; meeting will be held at a later date

A meeting planned to discuss details of Chilliwack’s first retail cannabis store is postponed due to weather.

The owners of the Promontory Hillside Plaza have applied to the City of Chilliwack to rezone one unit at the Teskey Way plaza from local commercial to the new cannabis retail.

• READ MORE: Cannabis retail outlet proposed for plaza on Promontory

A public information meeting organized by the developer was scheduled for Feb. 12 at Promontory Heights elementary school, but Ryan Anderson acting on behalf of the plaza said due to the snow and the school’s closure on Tuesday, they decided to postpone.

No new date is yet set, but Anderson said when they confirm one they will let the public know.

Included in the cannabis retail zone is a restriction that says shops have to be 300 metres minimum distance from schools, community centres, sports fields, playgrounds, as well as supportive housing facilities or those serving vulnerable youth.

City hall anticipated strong demand once the new zone was created, and indeed within a few weeks there were four zoning applications in the queue. By Jan. 31, a city spokesperson said the planning department had 10 C9 rezoning applications.

• READ MORE: Four companies vying to open cannabis stores in locations across Chilliwack

None of the 10 applications have yet come forward to council for consideration, but city hall anticipates the first will come forward “in the near future.”


@PeeJayAitch
paul.henderson@theprogress.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Hope’s Wheeled Wild Women hit the road for cancer research

Group of friends ready for the 200-km bike trek that ends in Hope

Hope women save man from potential train incident

Man was standing on 6th Avenue tracks as train approached crossing with horn blasting

PHOTOS: Paintings return to Kilby for fifth annual festival

The Plein Air Festival will be taking place at the historic site all weekend

Cougar spotted in Seabird Island

Residents are asked to report all sightings to conservation

VIDEO: Masterpieces begin to take shape at Hope’s chainsaw competition

More than a dozen chainsaw carvers, including one 14-year-old carver, taking part in four-day event

VIDEO: Langley Ribfest met with protesters

Groups that oppose the event for various reasons plan to be on site each of the three days.

Young balance-bikers race in B.C.’s inaugural Strider Cup

The course has several obstacles including ‘Mount Scary’ and the ‘Noodle Monster’

Canadians killed in Afghanistan honoured during emotional dedication ceremony

One-hundred-fifty-eight Canadian soldiers died during the mission

It’s snow joke: Up to 30 cm of snow expected to fall in northeastern B.C.

Alaska Highway, Fort Nelson to be hit with August snowstorm, according to Environment Canada

‘I’m just absolutely disgusted’: Husband furious after B.C. Mountie’s killer gets day parole

Kenneth Fenton was sentenced to prison after he fatally struck Const. Sarah Beckett’s cruiser

Sea-to-Sky Gondola in B.C. likely out of commission until 2020

Sea to Sky Gondola carries between 1,500 and 3,000 people every day during the summer season

Helicopter-riding dog Mr. Bentley now featured on cans of new B.C.-made beer

Partial proceeds from every pack go to Children’s Wish

PHOTOS: Weapons seized at Portland right-wing rally, counterprotests

Not all who gathered Saturday were with right-wing groups or antifa

Maple Ridge’s first retail cannabis store opens Monday

Spiritleaf is just the second private pot shop in the Fraser Valley

Most Read