Letter to the editor.

Letter: Docks should be properly rebuilt

For decades the public has been illegally prevented from walking along parts of Kelowna’s beach

To the editor:

Okanagan Lake is at an all-time high, and Kelowna’s waterfront is getting battered as a result.

Unfortunately, there will be lots of very expensive near-shore damage by the time the lake recedes. Included in this damage is the partial or total destruction of many private boat docks. Nature has forced a fresh start to shoreline development on us.

For decades the public has been illegally prevented from walking along big parts of our beach foreshore by impediments that were put there by some waterfront homeowners. These unlawful blockages mostly consisted of fences that extended into the lake, or improperly constructed docks.

For many years the City of Kelowna has strongly advocated that we all adopt a healthy lifestyle, that includes walking the shore of our beautiful lake. To join us in supporting the Healthy City Strategy, please contact Mayor Basran at mayorandcouncil@kelowna.ca.

Please ask him to: 1. ensure that all dock re-construction conform to Kelowna’s bylaws, and 2. to contact his colleagues in the BC government to ensure that all provincial foreshore construction laws are also obeyed.

If these shoreline laws are followed, and start getting enforced, we’ll all soon be able to walk a lot more of the beach that belongs to all of us.

Al Janusas, Kelowna

Just Posted

Lake Country residents provide input

On Thursday, the citizen OCP workshop will build on the community input gathered at June’s On Point session

Lake Country’s old highway piling up with garbage

Cleanup efforts are being planned for garbage found along Pelmewash Parkway

Peachland seniors keeping active this fall

Senior’s group south of Kelowna has plenty going on if you are over 55

Truck fire forces evacuation of Lake Country gas station

No one was injured as firefighters quickly contained blaze at the Shell on Sunday afternoon

Gas leak contained near Lakeshore Road

Ruptured line was quickly contained Sunday morning by Kelowna Fire Department

VIDEO: Sears liquidation sales continue across B.C.

Sales are expected to continue into the New Year

Justin Timberlake invited back to Super Bowl halftime show

A ‘wardrobe malfunction’ with Janet Jackson caused a national controversy during his last appearance

A scary box office weekend for everyone but Tyler Perry

‘Boo 2! A Madea Halloween’ scared up a healthy $21.7 million in its first weekend in theatres

Even as long-form census data returns, Statcan readies for day without it

Wednesday’s release is expected to show immigrants making up a larger share of the population

Letterkenny stars take their act to the Okanagan

The stars of the Crave TV original series Letterkenny will be performing in Kelowna

Brantley Gilbert to take The Ones That Like Me 2018 Tour to Kelowna

With Rolling Stone citing Devil Don’t Sleep Best of 2017, it’s gonna rock

Letter: Questioning thinking of Kelowna city council

Kelowna letter writer says the Green Square development shouldn’t get another chance at council

Rockets raise money for autism

Western Hockey League club hosts third annual Family Day Sunday in Kelowna

Family worries about missing Malakwa woman

Discovery of human remains has put family members on edge

Most Read