Paving stones removed as part of the Penticton downtown revitalization project are up for sale.

Paving stones removed as part of the Penticton downtown revitalization project are up for sale.

Downtown paving stones up for sale

City has nearly 1,700 square meters of pavers available for people who want a piece of history

Ever wonder what happens to all those paving stones they are tearing up in downtown Penticton and replacing with new ones?

The City of Penticton wants you to know that you can buy a piece of those old walkways for yourself. Paving stones salvaged from work done on sidewalks during the first phase of the downtown revitalization project are going on sale later this month.

“Downtown revitalization is designed to inject energy and create a positive impact in our commercial core. Salvaging and selling downtown Penticton paving stones mean the project’s ripple effects will continue throughout Penticton,” said Mayor Garry Litke. “The paver sale is an affordable opportunity for residents to revitalize their own backyards.”

Approximately 1,660 square metres of paver bricks have been salvaged from work done along Westminster Avenue and Martin Street. The city yards facility does not have room for storage, and rather than discard them, a four-day sale is planned to clear inventory. Some of the pavers are already headed to a good home, with a small amount donated to the South Okanagan Rehabilitation Centre for Owls, near Oliver. Lauren Meads, SORCO’s executive director, said the donation couldn’t have come at a better time, and the pavers will be used to help finish off work on their new clinic.

SORCO contacted the city earlier this year about acquiring some paving stones to build a path around one of their buildings to improve access to an eagle pen.

Paving stones are available for $75 per pallet — with approximately 280 to 300 bricks per pallet — on a first-come, first-served basis and are being sold as-is, where-is with no exceptions or substitutions. Sales will be cash only and people are asked to bring exact change. The sale starts Friday, May 23 from 1 to 4 p.m. and Saturday, May 24 from 7 a.m. to noon, and continues the following Friday and Saturday, May 30 and 31, at the same times. Sales are only permitted during those dates and times.

 

Just Posted

57-year-old Kathleen Richardson was discovered deceased in her home Wednesday, June 9, 2021. Her death is considered a homicide and connected to the slain brothers found on a Naramata forest road. (Submitted)
Naramata community in shock as condolences pour in for homicide victim Kathy Richardson

Richardson was well liked in the community, a volunteer firefighter with a home-based salon

Princeton GSAR responds 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. In 2020 the crew was called out 34 times, and members spent 721 hours on calls, and 683 hours training. Photo Princeton GSAR Facebook
Teen missing in Manning Park found after 24 hours

Young man spends night on mountain and survives with just a few scrapes

The RCMP are asking for assistance regarding the death of Kathleen Richardson of Naramata, pictured here. Her death is believed to be related to two homicides in Naramata in May. (RCMP)
Suspected Naramata homicide victim identified by police

57-year-old Kathleen Richardson was discovered deceased in her home Wednesday

(File photo)
Reports of aggressive deer in Penticton prompt warning from city

Expect female deer to be more aggressive over the next two months

(File photo)
Mobile drop-in vaccination clinic coming to Oliver

All those in the Oliver area who have not yet received their first dose are eligible for the vaccine

Dr. Albert de Villiers, chief medical health officer for the Interior Health Authority. (Contributed)
Black Press Media Weekly Roundup: Top headlines this week

Here’s a summary of this week’s biggest stories from the Okanagan-Shuswap

Unofficial holidays: Here’s what people are celebrating for the week of June 13 to 19

Flag Day, Garbage Man Day, International Panic Day all coming up this week

British Columbia-Yukon Community News Association’s 2021 Ma Murray Awards were handed out during a virtual ceremony on Friday, June 10. (Screen grab)
Black Press Media winners take gold at B.C. and Yukon journalism awards

Publications received nods in dozens of categories

Fair-goers take a ride at the 120th annual Armstrong Interior Provincial Exhibition and Stampede Aug. 28-Sept. 1, 2019. (Katherine Peters - Morning Star)
Armstrong’s IPE not eligible for COVID-19 grant designed for major attractions

Shuswap MLA Greg Kyllo criticized the rigidity of the provincial program’s criteria

Two e-scooters parked on the sidewalk along Water Street in downtown Kelowna on Monday, May 3. Scooters parked on walkways are causing accessibility issues for some people with disabilities. (Michael Rodriguez/Capital News)
Kelowna General Hospital clinicians observe increase in e-scooter injuries

A report is set to go to city council next week on how the e-scooter pilot has gone thus far

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau greets campers while visiting McDougall, Ont. on Thursday, July 19, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
71% of B.C. men say they’d prefer to go camping with Trudeau: survey

Most British Columbians with plans to go camping outdoors say they’d prefer to go with Trudeau or Shania Twain

Members of the Department of Fisheries and Oceans’ Marine Mammal Response Program rescued an adult humpback what that was entangled in commercial fishing gear in the waters off of Entrance Island on Thursday, June 10. (Photo courtesy Marine Mammal Response Program)
Rescuers free humpback ‘anchored’ down by prawn traps off Vancouver Island

Department of Fisheries and Oceans responders spend hours untangling whale

Chilliwack cocaine trafficker Clayton Eheler seen with a tiger somewhere in Asia in 2014. Eheler was sentenced to nine years jail in 2018, but was released on bail in October 2020 pending his appeal of conviction.(Facebook)
Director of civil forfeiture seeks $140,000 from Fraser Valley drug dealer’s father-in-law

Clayton Eheler’s father-in-law Ray Morrissey caught with money in Fort St. John by B.C.’s gang unit

A Comox Valley shellfish operator pleaded guilty and was fined $10,000 in provincial court in Courtenay earlier this year. Record file photo
B.C. clam harvester fined $10,000 for Fisheries Act violations

Charges against three others were stayed in Courtenay Provincial Court

Most Read