Wayward funds decision deferred to new council

District of Kent earned $309,500 from filming of Fox drama

The decision on how to spend money earned by the filming of Wayward Pines has been deferred to the new council.

The District of Kent earned $309,500 in revenue from the months-long production of the new Fox series. Council resolved earlier this year to spend the money on a legacy project that would have a lasting impact on the community. One of the ideas staff put forward was to purchase a mobile stage unit, complete with generator, lights and sound equipment, to enhance current community events and potentially add more cultural events to the area.

When several people in the community voiced their displeasure with that decision, council voted to go back to the drawing board and ask the community for input.

Mayor John Van Laerhoven said while that brought out many ideas, many of the suggestions are things that can be put on a budget item line in the future. Projects like fixing the bathrooms at the baseball diamonds can be budgeted in, now that council is aware there is a desire to fix them up.

Van Laerhoven said the issue has been deferred to the next council, which will be sworn in on Dec. 1. The new council will include two new councillors, Susan Spaeti and Sylvia Pranger. Current councillors Lorne Fisher and Holger Schwichtenberg will not be returning. Fisher was not re-elected, and Schwichtenberg chose not to run this term.

Wayward Pines was filmed along Pioneer Ave. over the course of several months, and included a full set that remained in place in the city’s main park, Pioneer Park.

news@ahobserver.com

 

 

Just Posted

Widening project on Rosedale overhead wins award of excellence

Overhead part of two-phase widening and seismic upgrading project

A look at the latest: Agassiz Harrison holiday events to take you into 2019

A bite-sized look at local news and community events happening in Agassiz… Continue reading

Harrison Hot Springs boat launch surcharge rakes in nearly $6,000

Money delegated for Kent Harrison Search and Rescue team

Agassiz fire chief retiring after 28-year career

Wayne Dyer passing on role to deputy chief and long-time colleage Gerald Basten

VIDEO: Close encounter with a whale near Canada-U.S border

Ron Gillies had his camera ready when a whale appeared Dec. 7

B.C. Liberals call for outside audit of Speaker’s office

Auditor General implicated in Darryl Plecas accusations of impropriety

Three victims of ex-ski coach Bertrand Charest suing Alpine Canada

The victims are also seeking $150,000 each in punitive damages

Trudeau names four new senators, filling every seat in the Senate

Trudeau has appointed 49 senators since becoming prime minister and will have the chance to appoint more in 2019

B.C. member of parliament takes feds to task on opioid crisis

‘Too many families are tragically losing parents, siblings and children to the opioid crisis.’

B.C. man suffering heart attack not allowed to board Quadra Island ferry

Quadra Island man recovering after being airlifted to hospital in Victoria

Judge gives Michael Cohen 3 years in prison

Judge William H. Pauley III said Cohen deserved a harsh punishment for crimes including tax evasion

Humboldt Broncos, cannabis, Fortnite: Here are Canadians’ top Google searches for 2018

When celebrities died or Canada Post went on strike, Canada turned to Google

Most Read