Peachland gives back its stimulus money

By Adrian Nieoczym
adrian@nieoview.com

Peachlanders have a reputation for their resistance to government interference. That was clearly on display this past month when they decided to send $2.6 million in economic stimulus money back to Ottawa and Victoria because they didn’t want to cough up one third as their share for a new curling rink.

When it came right down to it, they didn’t want to pay anything for a curling rink, not even 33 cents on the dollar. As far as the voters were concerned, curlers can pay for a curling rink if they want one, people who don’t curl shouldn’t have to pony up.

Great grist for the mill and a story for the Globe: B.C town turns down federal and provincial largesse

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