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Do your recognize this truck linked to illegal dumping in Kelowna?

Truck seen illegal dumping

The B.C. Conservation Officer Service is asking for the public’s help in locating a vehicle that is believed to be linked to an illegal dumping incident near Kelowna.

Electronics, a microwave, chairs, garbage and other household items were dumped in a rural area northeast of the city over the weekend and conservation officers hope tips from the public can help identify a suspect.

On Saturday at 11:24 a.m., a white Ford Ranger with a full load of household garbage was captured on camera driving onto Postill Lake Forest Service Road. Shortly after, at 12:10 p.m., the truck is seen leaving the same road with an empty cargo bed.

The illegal dump site was located just past the 10 kilometre mark, near the access road to Moore Lake.

Illegal dumping continues to be an issue in B.C. In Kelowna, a community group of outdoor enthusiasts, the Okanagan Forest Task Force (OFTF), organizes volunteer clean-up events for forested and outdoor recreational areas.

Since their formation in August 2016, they have cleaned up more than 300,000 pounds of garbage locally.

Anyone dumping garbage, building materials, or other debris into the environment can face penalties under the Environmental Management Act. Fines can range from $575 to a maximum of $1 million, or six months in jail.

Tips can be confidentially reported to the Report All Poachers and Polluters (RAPP) hotline at 1-877-952-7277.



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