Penticton lifts off-road vehicle ban

The City of Penticton has lifted its off-road vehicle ban in unison with the province easing restrictions for off-road vehicle use on Crown lands.
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PENTICTON - Cooler, wetter weather has resulted in the easing of off-road restrictions in Penticton.

Community Services manager Stephanie Chambers said in a press release today, Sept. 21, the City of Penticton has lifted its off-road vehicle ban and is now permitting motorized vehicles on Crown land.

The ban has been in place since the beginning of August.

Natural areas such as the wild land brush trials and areas along the Kettle Valley Rail Trail are now open to motorized vehicle use, where allowed.

"The fire department confirms the province has also lifted the ban on off-road vehicle, effective Sept. 20,” Penticton Fire Department Deputy Chief Chris Forster says, adding even though the fire threat is reduced, residents should use continue to use caution while using Crown lands.

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