Update: Call Centre Clears Hurdle, Property Rezoned by Council

Call Centre Clears Hurdle: “At Monday’s regular (Kelowna) City Council meeting, Council approved the rezoning of a property on Leckie Place, a part of the old Western Star truck plant. The property was rezoned from heavy industrial to business industrial to allow for a call centre for a financial services company. The call centre could create as many as 400 jobs.”

This is according to Castanet.net news production staff. As well, an article in the print copy of Tuesday’s Daily Courier by newspaper staff said the company is SITEL, the Omaha, Nebraska-based operation that John Thomson’s Thomson Report rumoured was interested in the part of the property of the former Western Star Trucks plant, now owned by McIntosh Properties Ltd. — a company controlled and run by its President, Brad Bennett, who is a local businessman and the son of former B.C. Premier Bill Bennett.

I previously wrote about this story here, which contains links to the various companies’ Web sites.


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