Channel environmental fee rescinded to allow for discussions

The City of Penticton and Penticton Indian Band have signed a letter of intent agreeing to enter into discussions with the aim to resolve outstanding maintenance concerns relating to the River Channel cleanup.

As the parties work toward a co-operative solution, the Penticton Indian Band has indicated the $2 environmental fee will be rescinded effective immediately.

“The Penticton Indian Band is our neighbour, and we are committed to working with them to resolve outstanding issues. It is beneficial to have these protocols in place to ensure our joint interests are addressed,” said City of Penticton Acting Mayor Garry Litke.

“We are pleased that the City of Penticton is working with us on good environmental stewardship. We all play a part in taking care of the land. The end result is a healthy River Channel and positive experience for everyone,” said Penticton Indian Band Chief Jonathan Kruger.