As we have said many times, the RDOS can do nothing at this point about the potholes on the KVR trail. This is because the RDOS does not own the KVR trail between the Penticton River Channel and the Trout Creek trestle. We are waiting on the Penticton Indian Band to get full ownership of the land before we can work together to make the former rail line a designated (and maintained) path.
The following update is from Mark Woods, RDOS Community Services Manager, regarding remediation work on the KVR trail:
The work taking place on the former KVR right of is part of the land transfer negotiated settlement between the PIB and CP Rail.
Westhills Aggregate won the bid through CP Rail to undertake remediation work in three sections of the KVR. The remediation work includes removing contaminated soils from the lands which are then hauled to the Campbell Mountain Landfill for proper disposal. All costs are covered by CP Rail. I checked with our Landfill staff and the material will be used as cover.
The Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen is having a sober second thought on a proposed bike link between Penticton and Summerland along Highway 97.
The board reversed an earlier decision and will give some consideration into a four-way split on the cost of a $110,000 master plan.
But they also haven’t said yes.
The B.C. government proposes a study on a multi-use trail linking Trout Creek to Penticton with the cost being shared by the province, City of Penticton, RDOS and District of Summerland.