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Lake Country kangaroo farm to stay put until fall

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May 30, 2019 - 9:18 AM

KELOWNA - Kangaroo Creek Farm got the go-ahead to move to a more spacious property just outside of Lake Country earlier this week, but that doesn't mean they're jumping to the new locale right away.

Setting minds at ease, owners of the popular petting zoo went to Facebook to tell their community that, although they got the temporary use permit needed to move by the airport, they will stay put at our current location this season.

"The new site still needs a lot of work to get it ready for the animals," reads the post. "The move will probably happen this fall after we close and we'll open at the new location for Spring Break of 2020. While we are very sad to be leaving Lake Country, we are excited about the new location and the prospect of having more PARKING!!!!"

To move from its current Lake Country location to a 10-acre property at 5932 Old Vernon Rd., situated at Kelowna's northern boundary farm owners had to meet a number of conditions including operating the business only between the months of March through to October; an approved evacuation plan, Interior Health signing off on hand washing facilities, not putting up permanent structures and not using water from Mill Creek among other things. Much of this was addressed before the Monday meeting.

A tweak to the plan added Monday, May 27, was that regional district staff will work with the applicant and the Agricultural Land Commission to move the entrance to the northern boundary of the property.

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