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Votes are in for $241 million Parkinson Recreation Centre in Kelowna

Voting on the $241 million loan for recreation centres in Kelowna has ended.The city has been going through the alternative approval process to secure a $241 million loan to redevelop the Parkinson recreation centre, build the Glenmore and Mission Activity Centres, and redevelop the Rutland sports fields.Residents were able to vote on whether the city could get this loan, the voting closed yesterday, Oct. 13.READ MORE: Opponents of Kelowna’s Parkinson Recreation Centre battling ‘loophole’Under the alternative approval process the city gets residents’ approval for the loan if less than 10 per cent of residents vote.Only 3.4 per cent, or 4,153, people voted against the project, there needed to be 12,160 ‘no’ votes to deny the loan.City council will be deciding whether to go through with the loan at the regular meeting on Monday, Oct. 16.To contact a reporter for this story, email Jesse Tomas or call 250-488-3065 or email the editor. You can also submit photos, videos or news tips to the newsroom and be entered to win a monthly prize draw.We welcome your comments and opinions on our stories but play nice. We won’t censor or delete comments unless they contain off-topic statements or links, unnecessary vulgarity, false facts, spam or obviously fake profiles. If you have any concerns about what you see in comments, email the editor in the link above. SUBSCRIBE to our awesome newsletter here.

‘Driven by the need’

Longtime South Jersey resident Stacey Macaluso has been working through her nonprofit to spread awareness on the benefits of exercise and activity for those with Parkinson’s disease. Mission PD is a fitness and wellness studio with its main location in Maple Shade and a new satellite location in Cherry Hill that also host virtual classes. […]

Parkinson’s Information meeting set Nov. 4

A Parkinson’s information meeting is set to take place Nov. 4 at 11 a.m. at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds. Guest speakers include Dr. Perminder J.S. Bhatia, MD and Dr. Nupur Hajela, PT, DPT, PHD. Dr. Bhatia is a Neurology Specialist who works at the Neuro-pain Medical Center in Fresno. He is board certified in