Flagger rally changed

The location of a rally to raise awareness for flaggers and the dangers they face has been changed.

The rally will still be held from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Nov. 25, but it has been moved to Highway 97 near the army camp.

Originally planned for Highway 6 in Lavington, organizer Michelle Hudson said some of the flaggers felt uneasy about returning to the area where a 66-year-old woman flagger was seriously injured last Friday.

The rally along Highway 97 will also give more exposure to their cause, she said.

The unidentified woman remains in Kelowna General Hospital suffering from serious injuries, according to RCMP and a colleague.

“Enough is enough, we've had too many people hurt,” said Hudson earlier this week, a flagger and one of the organizers of the event. “We need to get motorists to slow down and to start respecting us on the roadway.

“We're there for a reason, to keep everyone safe....We want to go home at the end of the day too. “We will not be stopping traffic. We will have our paddles on slow to support the TCP (traffic control person) who was injured on Friday.”

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