Credit: District of Lake Country

Lake Country trails need improvements, says walking group

Walk Around Lake Country will make present to council Tuesday night

A volunteer walking group will present issues with the walking trails around Lake Country to the district during its council meeting Tuesday night.

Walk Around Lake Country is asking the district to address safety concerns on Woodsdale Road, due to the increase in traffic that will occur once the Okanagan Rail Trail is open.

“It’s going to be in huge demand. I don’t think the district, at least in concept, knows how busy this is going to be,” WALC volunteer Duane Thomson said.

“If we get hundreds, if not thousands of people pushing their baby buggies and walking their dogs, the traffic in that area could be immense.”

Woodsdale Road on the west section is also in need of improvements, according to a WALC report which will be presented to council.

The district put in a narrow gravel walkway behind a barrier, but it’s inadequate in the long run as the road is quite pinched, Thomson said.

WALC would also like to raise the priority of completing the Okanagan Beach Centre trail, the report said.

The volunteer group would like to see the completion of the trail extend to the boat launch which “could save building a sidewalk above and leave room for a bike lane.”

The Raven Ridge Park has issues with parking below the trailhead in Carr’s Landing, the report said. Vandalism and partying have also been reported near the access point near water reservoir off of Northstar Lane.

A solution to the problem could be an automatic gate, but the cost would be about $20,000.

New Winery

A new winery is at its starting stages in Lake Country.

The district will be considering a development proposal at 14850 Middle Beach Road for the construction of a building containing four agri-tourism accommodation units, storage space for agricultural use and a future winery, according to a report that will be presented during Tuesday night’s regular council meeting.

The 2.41 hectare parcel is located along Middle Bench Rd., approximately half a kilometer east of Wood Lake, and is surrounded by agricultural and homesite severance properties on all sides, said the report. The site for the proposed building is within seven metres of the road fronting the property (Middle Bench Rd.), and on a portion of the parcel not being used for farming.

District staff recommends the development be approved.

To report a typo, email: edit@kelownacapnews.com.


@carliberry_
carli.berry@kelownacapnews.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Kelowna examines options to connect Rutland with rail trail

Public feedback on the four options is available online until May 6

Robot caretakers could be in your future

Interior Health CEO says AI will revolutionalize medical care

Love of records enduring for Kelowna vinyl fan

John Gowland’s record collection dates back to 1950s

Kelowna walk sheds light on blood cancer darkness

The Light The Night Walk takes Saturday, April 21, from Waterfront Park

Wanted man nabbed after flipping car in Kelowna

A wanted man is now facing charges

Kelowna properties flooded along Heimlich Road

Flooding started on Spiers Road Tuesday and continued into properties, said an area resident

Wineology: The role of a sommelier

Check out Okanagan sommelier Shanyn Ward’s new bi-weekly column

Logging show moves to Kamloops

Arena construction in Vernon forces ILA Conference to move

4-20: Pot activists continue their fight beyond legalization

Cannabis activists say there is still a lot to fight for beyond legalization

Comey memos: Trump talks of jailed journalists and ‘hookers’

A 15 page document written by former FBI Director James Comey about dealings with Trump is released to press

UPDATED: Prince Charles to be next Commonwealth leader

Prince Charles to succeed his mother Queen Elizabeth II as head of the 53-nation alliance

U.S. team wins BC Hockey League championship for first time in 39 years

B.C. players help the Wenatchee Wild defeat Prince George in best-of-seven series

Woman sentenced to life in Valentine’s Day shooting plot at Halifax mall

An American woman has been sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for a decade

More snow on B.C. highways this weekend

Forecast says … winter is taking its time.

Most Read