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Mischief on nature trail

A West Kelowna resident is concerned about a nature trail in his backyard, after noticing someone had attempted to disrupt traffic.

The man, who wishes to remain anonymous, says a portion of the trail has been vandalized in Rose Valley Regional Park, near West Kelowna Road.

“I understand if someone doesn’t like people on a footpath near their house, but I’m not sure if setting up hazards is appropriate,” the man says.

“I’m discouraged. I don’t think there should be individuals that are interfering with the public’s ability to use a regional park.”

He first noticed the barriers about two weeks ago, and is worried that things are escalating. He's noticed sticks, large branches and rocks placed across the trail and now holes dug in the ground.

“I didn’t make this trail, and I know I’m not the only person using it,” he says.

“I’m concerned that it’s escalating and I’m concerned that if I was injured, or someone was injured, it wouldn’t be through fault of our own, we’d be injured because someone had been making this an unsafe path to walk on.”

The trail itself isn’t heavily used, but is well worn from local residents and students accessing Rose Valley Elementary.

The Regional District of Central Okanagan’s parks department has confirmed it is aware of the situation.

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