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New Penticton channel float business working to make tubing safer

Float Penticton operator Nicolas Kruger says he will be installing markers along the river channel next week to aid emergency personnel.
July 12, 2019 - 2:00 PM

PENTICTON - The operator of a new channel float service in Penticton is setting his sights on making the channel experience as safe as possible.

Nicolas Kruger of Float Penticton says he’s working on getting some kilometre markers up along the channel so that emergency workers will have an easier time locating an incident. For example, when incidents are reported, they can cite the closest marker so officials can find them more quickly. 

Kruger says he plans to begin installing the markers along the west bank of the channel next week, at his own cost.

Once the kilometre markers are in place, he hopes to infill with hal- kilometre markers at a later date.

“We care about the people and so we want to do what we can to make the river channel a safer place,” Kruger says.

Kruger recently launched an all-inclusive service for channel users, who can call his business to arrange for pickup at their location, taken to the channel and returned to their original location when finished.

He says operating the channel shuttle service and being "a part of something" has made him want to make the experience as safe as possible.

Kruger says he’s had a great start to the business, but says it’s been slow on the channel as July weather has been uncooperative so far.

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