Following an all time record number of call outs, the city of Kamloops has stepped in with extra warning signs in Peterson Creek.
Parks and Civic Facilities Manager, Jeff Putnam says, the new signage just got installed today at the end of the main, Tom Moore trail.
“Beyond that point is actually completely out of bounds, and unsafe for the public. So what we’ve done is we’ve installed better signage with more detail on the hazards ahead within Peterson Creek.”
Putnam says, they’re also going to put signs on the rock face near the waterfalls, where they’ve had multiple call outs.
“There’s been five within the last two weeks, which is an all time record. In speaking with Chief Adams with the Fire Department, he’s very concerned that someone is going to have a serious injury.”
Putnam adds, they’re hoping common sense will prevail, and nothing more than signs is needed.
“So, I guess the last option, which is the most expensive option, is to construct a physical barrier, like a fence, to keep people away. But that would cost in the tens of thousands of dollars, and that’s not in the taxpayer’s best interest.”