Vernon and North Okanagan News
Open house on park changes
The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure is holding an open house on proposed changes to Kalamalka Lake provincial park.
The Ministry is applying to adjust the boundary of the park to exclude a 30-metre-wide right-of-way where Cosens Bay Road crosses the park.
This adjustment is designed to ensure both park and road users will have safe and reliable access to the park and surrounding areas.
"The park boundary adjustment will enable crews to perform routine maintenance, including road grading and gravelling, brush control for visibility and drainage work," said Kate Trotter with the Ministry of Transportation. Work will also include "widening the road in areas where it is unsafe for two vehicles to pass safely."
This work is supposed to improve safety and access while reducing maintenance costs which will benefit both park and road users.
Project staff will be on hand at the open house to provide information, answer questions and collect feedback.
For those unable to attend, there will be further opportunities to provide feedback online later this year.
Proposals to change provincial park boundaries are reviewed under the Provincial Protected Area Boundary Adjustment Policy. Process and guidelines can be found here.
Open house: Wednesday, Aug. 27 - 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Vernon/O'Keefe Salon room at the Prestige Hotel 4411 32nd St., Vernon.
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