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Another rally to protest Skaha Lake development

A huge crowd gathered in front of city hall Monday, July 20, 2015 to make their feelings known about waterfront revitaization plans for Skaha Lake in Penticton. A second rally is planned for Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2105.
August 03, 2015 - 4:35 PM

PENTICTON – Penticton city council and the proposed Skaha Lake waterfront development will be the target of a rally planned for Tuesday.

Organizer Lisa Martin says she is hoping for a big turnout at 5:30 p.m., Aug. 4, on the steps of city hall, which she says will include several speakers.

Several hundred protestors rallied outside city hall last month, July 20, and poured into council chambers to make their opposition to the plan from Trio Marine Group to revitalize the Skaha Lake Marina waterfront.

The protestors demanded council call a referendum on the issue, or at the very least rethink the plan, something that doesn’t seem likely given the mayor and councillors reaction to the protest.

Mayor Andrew Jakubeit said council was united in its support of the proposed development, which includes new docks, a restaurant and a waterpark. Although he added he wanted to give everyone on council time to think about the opposition.

Those against the proposal don’t like the idea of the water slides going up on city-owned green space, namely Skaha Lake Park.

The development is one of the items on the agenda of a public hearing scheduled Tuesday, Aug. 4, at 6 p.m. in council chambers.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Steve Arstad at or call 250-488-3065. To contact the editor, email or call 250-718-2724.

— This story was updated at Aug. 4, 2015, to correct a date.

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