It looks like an influx of cannabis jobs may not be coming to Okanagan Falls after all.
Cannabis company Sunniva says it has “suspended” all development plans for its Okanagan Falls location. In a previous press release, the company has stated that "All current development plans for the Sunniva Canada Campus in Okanagan Falls, BC have been suspended as we focus efforts on the US operations. As a result, the supply agreement with Canopy Growth Corporation will not proceed."
The business had proposed to eventually build a 759,000-square-foot cannabis production, manufacturing and processing building in the small town. The project was slated for a long-vacant industrial lot that had previously been the Weyerhaeuser mill site, and proponents said it would bring 240 jobs to the community. The project’s supporters said those new jobs would help to revitalize the area.
Now, those plans seem to have been at least stalled, if not outright cancelled.
In a corporate update released this week, Sunniva said it has not only “suspended” the project but also ended its agreement with the construction project’s general contractor and sold off part of the building.
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