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West Kelowna breast-feeding protest to go ahead as planned

The West Kelowna Feed-In will go ahead as scheduled at tonight's West Kelowna council meeting.
March 24, 2015 - 12:16 PM

WEST KELOWNA - The West Kelowna Feed-In is going ahead as scheduled despite a bit of damage control by the district.

The group declared they would protest at the March 24 council meeting after a delegation from the Interior Health Authority and UBC Okanagan asking council to help them promote breast-feeding were turned away at the last meeting.

Council issued a press release soon after the March 10 meeting saying that Mayor Doug Findlater would be bringing forward the Baby-Friendly initiative for consideration by staff.

However, supporters of the Facebook page West Kelowna Feed-In remain undeterred and plan a rally at tonight’s meeting, beginning at 5:30 p.m.

The group may have to wait awhile if they want to hear what council has to say. Unless a councillor makes a motion to move it forward, the Baby-Friendly Initiative is the last item on a lengthy agenda.

To contact the reporter for this story, email John McDonald at jmcdonald@infotelnews.ca or call 250-808-0143. To contact the editor, email mjones@infotelnews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

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