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Just one left in Penticton problem house

The long running issues at 377 Winnipeg Street may be winding down, as the City of Penticton reported today, Aug. 2, 2018, the city will be boarding up the residence following the anticipated departure of the property's single remaining resident.
August 02, 2018 - 5:29 PM

PENTICTON - The city’s bylaw supervisor reports progress is being made in Penticton’s efforts to deal with issues surrounding a problem property in the city.

Bylaw Supervisor Tina Siebert said in a statement released today, Aug. 2, the property owner of 377 Winnipeg St. has served the residence’s only remaining tenant with an order of possession on the property following an arbitration hearing last week and an eviction notice issued some time ago.

The property currently has had all its services disconnected.

On Aug. 1, city bylaw, RCMP and Penticton Fire Department personnel attended the property for an overall inspection of the property, which has outstanding good neighbour bylaw, fire and life safety issues.

Another inspection on the property is planned soon, following which the city plans to board up the residence and arrange a clean up.

Siebert feels once the house is vacated, the city will have an easier time keeping it empty. The resident is expected to be leaving soon.

“Once it’s been boarded, it will be closely monitored by our staff and private security. We have the ability to re-board quickly should a situation develop where someone is trying to squat on the property,”  Siebert said.

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