The Garnet Valley Road Block was the longest legal battle in Summerland’s history.
The road was blocked in 1995 and six years later; finally resolved.
Municipal lawyers and municipal staff were unable to find any evidence of legal registration of this roadway.
The District of Summerland had to pay a private landowner $25,000 to provide a passageway through their property. A non-registered road-way, remains a trail; in this case the Okanagan Brigade Trail.
B.C.’s Heritage Conservation Act protects this trail from alteration.
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