Fined for lake construction

I was amused, though hardly surprised, that the man fined for unlicensed lake construction is a Kelowna resident. On August 27th, 2017, "Walk the Beach", an afternoon walk on the foreshore of Okanagan Lake, revealed many instances of residential walls extending into the lake, docks obstructing the foreshore and for good measure, rip rap rocks to obstruct access to foreshore.  

An unidentified person went to far as to build a rough wall of rocks across the beach some time between 2012 and 2015. The line of rocks is visible in the City of Kelowna's satellite photos in 2015 and 2017. The 2017 photos show the rocks moved onto a pile to make way for gabion boxes to hold back flood water. After the flood, when the gabions were removed from the beach, the rocks were carefully replaced in their former location across foreshore and crown land. 

Who is paying for the 2017 removal and reinstallation of the rocks? 

Helen Schiele

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