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Planned-community development widens horizons for Penticton Indian Band – BiV

by on April 29, 2015458 Views

April 28, 2015,

Skaha Hills resort-style venture helps Okanagan First Nation win Aboriginal Economic Development Corporation Award

Over the last 10 years the Penticton Indian Band’s (PIB) economic development strategy has taken it from the modest beginnings of a river tubing business to a leading role in developing the Okanagan city’s only resort-style planned community.

In 2004, the PIB purchased Coyote Cruises, a small business that provides floating tubes and transport to summer visitors along the Okanagan River Channel. Then, in 2009, the band created Snpinktn Forestry LP, a department to manage certain tracts of the roughly 23,000 acres of wooded terrain belonging to the band and its 1,000 members.

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