Second crossing of Okanagan Lake?
Sep 13, 2013 / 5:00 pm
Premier Christy Clark is making good on one of her election promises.
While campaigning for the July 10 Westside-Kelowna byelection, Clark promised to begin discussions on a second crossing over Okanagan Lake.
“I believe it’s time for us to start planning a second crossing. Let’s get to work on it now,” Clark stated during an all-candidates forum at the Westbank Lions Hall.
During a media scrum following Wednesday's RapidBus announcement, Clark said that time is now.
"I have instructed (Transportation & Infrastructure Minister) Todd Stone to make sure to meet with Mayor Walter Gray and Mayor Doug Findlater about a second crossing," Clark stated Wednesday.
"I said when I ran in the byelection that we wanted to get on with that and that we were going to begin meeting in September so we could begin the consultation. Todd is going to begin that outreach with the mayors to make sure we can get on with it."
She expects the minister to be in touch with both mayors over the next few days to see when they are available.
"I want to get on with that consultation because it could take a while to get it right. The people of Kelowna and West Kelowna need a second crossing."
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