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Burial costs for non-residents to jump 25 per cent

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December 16, 2013 - 9:36 AM

KELOWNA - If you want to be buried at Memorial Park Cemetery, but have lived in Kelowna fewer than 12 months, your family will have to pay a lot more for the privilege.

Now that Councillors approved the increase, non-residents will see a 25 per cent increase over residents. The definition of non-resident also changed to ‘any person who has not resided or owned property within the boundaries of the City of Kelowna for a period of twelve months preceding the purchase of a right of interment in a cemetery plot.’

Last week, councillors approved a rate hike of 2 per cent for all burial services. The increase comes into effect next year.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Adam Proskiw at, call 250-718-0428 or tweet @AdamProskiw.

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