Parks Canada extends national
park reserve consultation period

Parks Canada is giving local residents more time to provide feedback on a proposed national park reserve for the region.

It has extended until March 15 the public consultation on the proposed South Okanagan-Similkameen national park reserve.

“This will allow stakeholder groups who had their meetings rescheduled to late February an opportunity to submit their views on the proposed boundary and provide their input on key aspects for consideration in the management of the lands,” explains the Service.

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“It will also provide . . . more time to participate.”

The Service still expects to conclude meetings with stakeholder groups by the end of the month as originally planned.

Parks Canada has set up a consultation process website that allows registered users to learn more about the park-reserve plan, provide feedback through a survey and participate in an ongoing public forum.

Anyone who has not had an opportunity to attend a presentation by Parks Canada can view an online presentation by visiting: LetsTalkOkanaganSimilkameen. A French version of the video is available upon request.

Alternatively, hard copies of the consultation survey and information package can be found at the Town of Osoyoos office and Osoyoos Public Library.

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