A disturbing item has been dug up at popular Vernon beach.
While cleaning up flood protection at Sandy Beach (next to Kin Beach), crews discovered a needle.
“Please take note of surroundings in the recreational areas as a hypodermic needle has been found during the gabion wall removal,” OKIB’s emergency operations centre states in a release. “Please take necessary precautions in your daily outings.”
The removal of the the gabion walls is underway and expected to wrap up by Friday. The OKIB-EOC will then start removal of trees which have been compromised by the long-standing high water created by the spring floods.
Traffic disruption will occur on Lakeshore Road from Aug. 21-25 to accommodate work.
“The OKIB-EOC asks all citizens’ to refrain from entering the Sandy Beach area while this work is in progress.”