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Full house for beach sale

A large crowd is expected to descend upon Lake Country council chambers tonight.

On the agenda, the proposed sale of a portion of Gable Beach in Carr's Landing.

The municipality is entertaining an offer from three adjacent property owners to sell a portion of what is know as Gable Road end for $1.34 million.

The municipality would use $1.1 million of that to pay down the $2.6 million Kelowna lent the district to help purchase the portion of the Okanagan Rail Trail that runs through Lake Country.

Lake Country claims the unmaintained portion of road right-of-way along the waterfront in the vicinity of Gable and Toby roads as non‐essential to future park planning efforts by the district.

Residents of the area disagree.

Friend's of Carr's Landing Public Beaches have been busy drumming up opposition to the sale.

To date, more than 1,300 people have signed a petition they plan to present to council.

"We are encouraging as many people to attend (the council meeting) wearing something red, to ask the council to stop the sale and to protect the whole area as a formal park for generations to come," said Cara Reed.

The group believes the property owners could erect unsightly private docks along the shoreline and remove much of the natural vegetation in the area.



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