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Preventive burn scheduled for channel walkway

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PENTICTON - The Penticton Indian Band is taking steps to mitigate wildfire risk as the summer season approaches.

Communications officer Dawn Russell said in a press release issued today, March 23, the band is working in conjunction with the Penticton Fire Department to perform a prescribed burn of tall grass along the Channel walkway under the Fire Smart program.

The burn will involve a temporary closure of the walkway between the Highway 97 bridge at Doc’s Golf to the Green Mountain Road bridge at Super Save Gas, on Wednesday, March 28 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

A second closure will take place Thursday, March 29 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The parking lot used by channel walkway pedestrians near the Super Save Gas Station will be closed to the public at this time as well.

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