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Petition launched to save Penticton's scroll lights

The City of Penticton announced Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019, they would be removing the scroll lights on Riverside Drive and Skaha Lake Road in the next few weeks.
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November 01, 2019 - 8:57 AM

After more than five decades, two well known Penticton street fixtures are being removed.

The City of Penticton announced yesterday, Oct. 31, the lighted scrolls that decorate Riverside Drive and Skaha Lake Road near Sudbury Beach have come to the end of their lives and will be removed in the next week or two.

“These scrolls have been enjoyed for well over 50 years and have been a colourful addition to our city. However, due to a recent inspection the scrolls are no longer safe to remain installed and must come down,” the city’s social media notice read.

The announcement had barely been made when another message was posted on social media by Olga Magyar urging Pentictonites to sign a petition posted on  to have the city rebuild the iconic scroll lights.

The City says new Christmas lights are being installed along Main Street and the 200 block of Martin Street in time for the upcoming Christmas season.

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