Cannabis company owes District of Lake Country $35,000

Published on February 10, 2023 by David Wylie

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The Flowr Corporation owes a lot of money to a lot of people.

The District of Lake Country is one of dozens of creditors owed millions in unpaid bills and borrowing by The Flowr Corporation.

Flowr, which has been operating out of the Jim Bailey industrial area on the border of Kelowna and Lake Country, filed for creditor protection last October. Its facilities in the Okanagan have now been purchased by Hawthorne Canada and Avant Brands.

A consolidated list of creditors shows Flowr owes nearly $74 million to about 75 different sources.

The District of Lake Country is No. 14 on the list, ordered by who’s owed the most money, with an amount owing of $35,430.31.

“The amount owing is for water utility services,” says a District of Lake Country spokesperson. “The District provides some Kelowna addresses with this service and then bills for the service like any other utility customer.”

“As a municipality, we have the legislated ability to roll long overdue utility amounts to property taxes and eventually collect through a potential tax sale if those property taxes remain unpaid and as such we do not have a list of owing amounts that is at risk of not being collected.”

Several local businesses are on the list: Mountain Home Services, BC Surveyors, and UBR Services.