Recall that we have been piloting solar bollards on the dark bits of the West Bench walking path. Although the lights are a bit underwhelming in the winter, their performance is much better in the summer (which is when most people use the path). Part of the issue is that the lights have powersaving technology to avoid running the battery to zero before dawn. They switch to 30% output 5 hours after dusk, which is one of the reasons the lights are so dim on winter nights (dusk + 5 hours is still before my bedtime in December and January).
Did you know people on the West Bench are doing activities in West Bench Elementary School? Yoga, painting classes, and more?
The the constantly evolving RDOS PLAY Rec Guide for more information on programming throughout the region.
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.