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End of Bacon trial means end of old Kelowna RCMP detachment

Built in 1962, the old RCMP detachment on Doyle Avenue is scheduled for demolition this fall.
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May 03, 2018 - 7:00 PM

KELOWNA – The conclusion of one of the highest profile murder cases in Kelowna history also spells the end for the old Kelowna RCMP detachment.

Cpl. Tania Carroll confirmed today the RCMP detachment on Doyle Avenue, used to house Jason McBride, Michael Jones and Jujhar Khun-Khun whenever they were let out of pre-trial housing in Kamloops, will be torn down later this year.

“The old detachment was being used during the Bacon trial,” she says. “Now that it's over, the building is slated for demolition sometime in the fall of 2018.”

The trio were convicted yesterday, May 2, and Carroll says that means the old building’s days are numbered.

The Doyle Avenue detachment was built in 1962 when Kelowna’s population was less than 15,000. It was replaced last June with a $48-million state-of-the-art Police Services Building on Richter Street, expected to meet community needs for more than 50 years.

In its place, city planners want to see a mixed-use condominium high-rise between six and 13 storeys.

Depending on density, the sale of the site — or more likely a long-term land lease — could return as much as $2.6 million to city coffers.

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