Proposed Sidney Cannabis Store Wins Favour With Public, Businesses

Of 348 received submissions, 311 favour cannabis store proposed for 2400-block of Beacon Avenue.

Municipal staff in Sidney are recommending councillors signal support for what would be that community’s first retail location for recreation cannabis with community input also favouring approval.

The staff recommendation appears in a report that also shows the large public interest in plans for the business. Council received 348 submissions (as of Thursday) prior to Monday’s special public participation opportunity.

Cindy Pendergast and Brad Styles plan to open a retail cannabis location in the 2400-block of Beacon Avenue. As was the case when council first heard the application almost exactly 11 months ago, submissions favour the proponent, with staff reporting 311 of the received responses “being generally in favour of the licence being issued” with 37 opposed. While just six out of those responses appear to come from within the 100-metre notification radius, they too favour the proposal with four submission supportive.

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