Don’t let park pass us by

If a South Okanagan Similkameen national park is lost, this opportunity will never arise again

A national park in the South Okanagan Similkameen would bring substantial benefits to the economy, helping build businesses and strong families through a process of ‘amenity migration’, where people chose to live near lifestyle attractions such as parks.

A national park would also be good for representing the cultures of locals, including First Nations, ranchers and others. Further, a national park would help conserve regional environmental priorities clearly expressed in public opinion polls.

In partnership with B.C., Parks Canada has invested years undertaking a feasibility study. Parks Canada appears willing to proceed, bearing the lion’s share of costs of park establishment, but inexplicably B.C. wants to forfeit those many benefits a park would bring.

We all, each one of us, needs to see the recommendations of that feasibility study to judge if B.C.’s intention is justified. If a SOS national park is lost, this opportunity will never arise again. Forever after, generations to come may regret our lack of consensus courage to proceed.

Bob Lincoln

 

Kaleden

 

 

Be Among The First To Know

Sign up for a free account today, and receive top headlines in your inbox Monday to Saturday.

Sign Up with google Sign Up with facebook

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Reset your password

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

A link has been emailed to you - check your inbox.



Don't have an account? Click here to sign up