Mission Creek Greenway to be closed

Kelowna - Flood protection measures will be ongoing

A section of the Mission Creek Greenway will be closed starting Monday morning at 6 a.m. until further notice.

“In order to raise the level of the dike in several areas, just over four kilometers of the Greenway recreational trail will be completely closed from the Lakeshore Road entrance upstream to KLO Road,” said regional district communications officer Bruce Smith.

“This work is being done in an effort to enhance the flood protection provided by the dike. Heavy equipment and dump trucks will be accessing the trail in order to increase the height of sections of the dike and trail that can use the additional reinforcement.”

The Greenway from KLO Road upstream to the Hollywood Road south entrance will not be affected and will remain open for use, according to a regional district news release.

Phase 2 of the trail from Hollywood Road to Field Road in East Kelowna remains closed due to erosion caused by the high level and flow of Mission Creek earlier this week. Once the safety of workers can be assured, they will begin repairs in order to get this section of the Greenway open again, said the release.

Anyone walking near creeks and streams in the Central Okanagan is urged to use extreme caution due to unpredictable water levels and flows. Please keep away from the banks which can be extremely slippery and subject to possible erosion.

In addition, boaters on Okanagan and other area lakes are encouraged to watch for floating debris carried into the lakes during the spring freshet.

Last year, almost 600 truckloads of material was deposited, raising the dike flood protection along approximately 2.5 kilometers of the Greenway between KLO and Casorso Roads.

Just Posted

Cool Arts’ double header event features Lake Country artist

Celebration of artist Mark Mercer’s work to run alongside community art night in Kelowna.

Scammer targeting elderly in Kelowna with broken-down vehicle story

A door to door scammer is in Kelowna, targeting seniors according to Kelowna RCMP

Kelowna rallies around father of five after cancer diagnosis

Fundraisers are planned throughout November

Universal childcare in Kelowna off to a good start

Kelowna’s Little Scholars seeing positive results from B.C government’s $10-a-day project

Kelowna raises $177,000 for BC Cancer Foundation

Luncheon supports patient and family emergency services for Southern Interior B.C. residents

Weekend weather update: Crisp and sunny

This weekend will see lots of sunshine and below season temperatures for the Okanagan, Shuswap and Similkameen.

Canada’s health system commendable overall but barriers to care remain: UN

The United Nations says Canada’s health care system is “commendable” overall but vulnerable groups still face barriers to quality care.

Unique technology gives children with special needs more independent play

UVic’s CanAssist refined seven prototypes aided by $1.5M government contribution

$224.5 million announced for Highway 1 bridge replacement in Sicamous

Transportation Minister Claire Trevena says bridge option will be announced next month

Kelly Ellard’s boyfriend has statutory release revoked

Darwin Duane Dorozan had several parole infractions that found him ‘unmanageable’

Okanagan volunteers reflect on building classrooms in Nepal

Through the charity Her International, the volunteer group built four classrooms

Accident north of Vernon involves SUV and semi truck

Minor delays reported in Highway 97 crash

Ontario driver rolls car in Okanagan

Crash near Vernon follows reports of erratic driving

Doctor’s note shouldn’t be required to prove you’re sick: poll

70% of Canadians oppose allowing employers to make you get a sick note

Most Read