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Boaters regain access to Kalamalka and Okanagan Lakes in North Okanagan

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July 21, 2017 - 11:37 AM

VERNON - Some Vernon boat launches are back in business. 

The North Okanagan Regional District is re-opening the Paddlewheel Park boat launch effective today, July 21.

“The Regional District reminds boaters to complete their pre-launch preparation outside of the boat launch area, and be courteous to fellow launch users. Boaters are also cautioned to watch for debris in the water as a result of the recent flooding and high water levels, and reduce speeds near shorelines as water levels remain high,” the regional district says in a media release.

Meanwhile, the District of Coldstream says the Kalavista boat launch also re-opens today, although boaters are asked to avoid creating a wake to minimize shoreline and property damage.

Boaters are also reminded to keep an eye out for hazards. 

“Natural debris floating in the lake continues to pose a safety concern,” the District says. 

Kinloch and Westkal boat launches remain closed for repairs.

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