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August 27, 2014
From Sara Bunge, Acting Area Supervisor, BC Parks, South Okanagan.
The high use of Skaha Bluffs on the long weekends in spring and fall has led to some access and safety concerns. In the past, vehicles parked on either side of the single lane paved park road have made accessing the parking lots difficult as well as being a potential problem for emergency vehicles.
New no parking areas will be signed - there will be no parking along the single lane park road.
If needed overflow parking will be available at the bottom of Smythe Rd.
BC Parks staff will be enforcing the no parking areas.
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Posted July 12, 2014
Upper Wiltsie Area Structure Plan Open House.
The Wiltsie family have historically been very accommodating to climbing on their property and have previously expressed interest in maintaining that relationship.
A cliff corridor in their Land Use Designation has been proposed as Conservation Protected Areas. This includes Maternal, Screeching and areas North.It is important that when this proposal proceeds to Penticton council our historical recreational activity is recognized and represented in any rezoning.
As the CASBC regional representative Rolf Rybak will be attending this meeting. Interested members of the public are invited to drop by between 4:15 and 8:30 PM on the following day:Wednesday, July 16, 2014 – Library Auditorium – 785 Main Street, Penticton.
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June 6th, 2014
BC Parks are working to improve the shoulders of the Skaha Bluffs access road. The pavement is getting chewed up and some drivers are having trouble pulling over for two-way traffic.
To affect the repairs, BC Parks are closing the access road between dawn and 1600 on June 10th. Access to the Bluffs will only possible on foot during that period of work.
Thanks for your patience.