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Bridge over channel waters

The Penticton Indian Band is set to build a new bridge crossing.

The Satik Crossing bridge will connect Highway 97 to the existing Green Avenue, providing access to Channel Lands adjacent to the Penticton Regional Airport.

Channel Lands is the location of the future development of the First Nation's  250,000 square feet of retail space, 270,000 square feet of business/light commercial park and a 150 room hotel.

The government of Canada contributed $500,000 to support the bridge's engineering and design. Funding was made available through Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada's Community Economic Opportunities Program.

PIB Chief Jonathan Kruger said this has been going on for many years, and he is very grateful aboriginal affairs gave them $500,000.

 "The recent funding announcement by AANDC to support a vital bridge project, connecting the Penticton Indian Band lands with the city, will bring critical jobs and growth opportunities for the entire region for years to come," he said. "There is a whole bunch of things falling into place with the provincial, federal and city governments, which will make this a reality."

In a perfect world, Kruger added,  he is expecting to have the bridge started the first week in September.

 

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