Smoking banned in parks

Visitors to local provincial parks are being told to butt out.

Because of the high wildfire threat, B.C. Parks has banned smoking in B.C. Parks, including Kalamalka Lake, Ellison and Kekuli Bay.

“Kalamalka Lake Provincial Park is currently posted with signs,” said Harold Sellars, with the Friends of Kalamalka Lake Provincial Park.

“The importance of complying with this ban should be obvious as we see and hear of the tragedies happening in many areas of B.C. We do not want a devastating forest fire here, or anywhere.”

However, Sellars says not everyone visiting the parks take the situation seriously.

“Kal Park volunteers have conducted sweeps of the trails between the Twin Bays parking lot and the point. Despite the trails being cleared of cigarette butts only 10 days ago, another 101 butts where picked up on the same trails on a single day last week,” he said.

“The smoking ban will remain in place until the Wildfire Service rescinds the campfire prohibition.”

Just Posted

Lake Country seniors receive Christmas surprise

Hampers will be given to 20 lucky seniors in need next week

Drivers see some slippery, slushy conditions

Snow in Kelowna Saturday night and into Sunday has made for cautious drivers and pedestrians.

Spirit of Giving

Vernon Elks Club makes Christmas merry for several groups

Protocol Technologies acquired by Edmonton company

F12.net in Edmonton buys Vernon-based Protocol Technologies

Big news for Falkland tv show

British Columbia TV show hit 42 + million American households

All aboard the Summerland Christmas Express

The first train of the Summerland Christmas Express schedule.

B.C. concert promoter bans Nazi symbols at shows

A man was witnessed making a Nazi salute during a heavy metal show at Pub 340

EDITORIAL: Putting #MeToo to work in your workplace

Workers from top to bottom need to stand together against the bully of sexual harassment

All aboard the Summerland Christmas Express

The first train of the Summerland Christmas Express schedule.

Meningococcal clinics open this Sunday

Interior Health is stepping up efforts to get young people vaccinated against Meningococcal.

Update: RCMP arrest domestic assault suspect west of Kamloops.

The RCMP Emergency Response Team made the arrest at around 4:30 p.m.

Owl found dead after eating rat poison leaves B.C. woman concerned

After finding the owl on her Surrey property, Christine Trozzo says the poison is a concern for kids

Change to CPP death benefit panned as insufficient to cover funeral costs

Funeral Services Association of Canada lobbied governments to raise the value to $3,580

#MeToo at work: Employers play a role in fixing culture of sexual harassment

B.C. workplaces are getting ahead of being the next MeToo debacle, calling on experts to train staff

Most Read