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Yard sale planned for evicted trailer park tenants

Ross Arnott and Ed Scheider are pictured in this contributed photo.
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March 01, 2015 - 4:31 PM

WEST KELOWNA – Friends and supports for a West Kelowna couple evicted from the Jubilee Mobile Home Park have organized a yard sale to help raise money.

Ross Arnott and Ed Schneider have until April 1 to move or vacate their manufactured home in the park on Westbank First Nation land on Boucherie Road where they have lived since 2007.

They have been fighting with the owner of the park, Princess Management, since January 2014 when they received notice the garage they were using was being reclaimed as a maintenance building. It has since escalated to an eviction notice from the trailer park.

The couple says they have also been threatened with legal fees incurred by the park’s management.

Schneider told Infonews.ca they are looking for a new park for their $300,000 house, but haven’t had any luck. He said they are also considering fighting their eviction in court, although it would cost a minimum of $20,000 in legal fees. Money they don’t have.

That’s where a fundraising effort on Fundrazr.com, and now the yard sale, comes in. So far, the online campaign has raised over $10,000.

The community yard sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, March 6, Saturday, March 7 and Sunday, March 8 at 124 – 2005 Boucherie Road. A Facebook page has been created as well.

Ross Arnott and Ed Schneider's manufactured home in the Jubilee Mobile Home Park is pictured in this contributed photo.
Ross Arnott and Ed Schneider's manufactured home in the Jubilee Mobile Home Park is pictured in this contributed photo.
Image Credit: Contributed

To contact the reporter for this story, email Adam Proskiw at aproskiw@infonews.ca or call 250-718-0428. To contact the editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

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