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Popular Kalamalka Beach Dock Deemed Unsafe For Resident Use

Posted Monday, June 4, 2018

 The end section of dock located at Kalamalka beach has been fenced off and deemed unsafe as a result of area flooding in July 2017.

Although ownership of the dock currently sits with the District of Coldstream, it was owned by the Regional District of North Okanagan (RDNO) at the time it was damaged. As a result of this, the claim made for repairs to the dock are with the RDNO’s insurance company who have completed an extensive investigation on the safety of the dock in its current condition.

“There are sections under the water that are damaged and unsafe. The dock itself has also been damaged”, explained Mike Fox, General Manager of Community Services with the RDNO. “We have the end of the dock fenced off for the safety of the residents and beach users. We understand that everyone is eager for the dock to be fixed, but until then we need to make sure everyone is safe. One slip, trip or fall could cause serious injury if anyone were to fall off the dock in the fenced off location”.

The insurance company assigned to this claim has advised the RDNO that they are doing everything they can to begin repairs, but asks for patience while all the proper steps are taken to ensure the safety and needs of the residents is met.

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