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Pelmewash Parkway officially open

Mayor James Baker, Chief Byron Louis, and MP Stephen Fuhr were some of the dignitaries on hand for the ribbon-cutting ceremony on June 23.
June 23, 2019 - 4:26 PM

LAKE COUNTRY - Walkers and bikers, rejoice; the Pelmewash Parkway is officially open.

Several dignitaries were on hand on June 23 to cut the ribbon symbolizing the official opening of the Pelmewash Parkway recreation corridor.

Construction for the corridor began in April 2018, transforming the former highway into a multi-modal road with parking spaces. The parkway is intended to allow cars, pedestrians, and bikers to enjoy the scenic view of Wood Lake.

Mayor James Baker spoke at the ribbon-cutting ceremony, noting how the revitalized parkway is just the beginning for structural changes in the area, noting that residents can submit feedback to the District of Lake Country.

"Hopefully we'll continue improvements," he said. "All of Lake Country is the jewel of the Okanagan."

Chief Byron Louis with the Okanagan Indian Band expressed his pleasure about working with the District to build something that opens the gorgeous lakeside scenery to everyone.

"Long history along this strip," he said.

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