Kelowna has steadily expanded its dogs allowed policy in parks and beaches from 35 per cent just six years ago to almost 70 per cent today. This dramatically more dog friendly shift has been featured on Global News.
It extends to Kelowna’s hotels and even up to Big White Ski Resort where dogs can run scenic trails and ride the gondola. More bags are provided and failure to clean up leads to a steep fine. Compliance is way up.
Coincidentally, Kelowna’s economy took off. Sadly, Vernon has gone in the opposite direction.
Most people, especially the best and the brightest, prefer to vacation or live in tolerant and inclusive places. Greater Vernon needs forward-thinking politicians enlightened by an advisory committee capable of gathering accurate information.