June 29, 2013 - 9:30 AM
Kelowna Mounties want to let the public know they'll be out on patrol this Canada Day weekend using every mode of transportation at their command to ensure everyone has a safe and happy holiday.
"A number of additional RCMP officers, auxiliary constables and volunteers will be patrolling Kelowna's parks and downtown core on foot, bikes, utility terrain vehicles, boats and even in the air," said Const. Kris Clark.
Police will also be enforcing any road closures the municipality has deemed necessary for areas where events will be taking place and will also be conducting impaired driving road checks throughout the evening.
Water Street from Cawston Avenue to Sunset Drive will be closed from 6 - 11 p.m. July 1 and Knox Mountain will be closed to vehicle traffic after 8 p.m. There will also be parking restrictions for certain downtown parking lots and the public is asked to familiarize themselves with these restrictions and respect the no parking signs.
- Dolphins lot: Closed from noon on June 30 to noon July 2.
- Mill Street lot (Kerry Park): Closed July 1, 6 a.m. until after fireworks display.
- Water Street on street parking: Closed from Cawston to Sunset at 6 a.m. July 1.
- Bernard Avenue on street parking: All stalls in front of Kerry Park will be closed to public parking.
- Courtesy Tows will be managed by Festivals Kelowna: Vehicles will be towed to parking lot at Ellis and Doyle.
Police will be taking a zero tolerance approach to any liquor offences. Public intoxication and public consumption of drugs and/or alcohol will result in Provincial and/or Municipal tickets and the seizure and destruction of liquor. Arrest and criminal charges may also be considered, as circumstances dictate.
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