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Penticton plans to change Okanagan Lake beach

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This illustration by the City of Penticton outlines some of the proposed plans for Lakeshore Drive and the West Okanagan Lake waterfront (Contributed by: City of Penticton)

Cliff Martin spends about 100 days a year at the beach. Most of that is at Penticton's Okanagan Lake, where he spends afternoons building sandcastles with his 6-year-old daughter.

So when the City of Penticton put forth two plans to change the look and feel of his "home beach" Cliff took action.

He passed around petitions, drew up alternate plans and held protests -- the one this weekend drew 150 people.

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All four concepts for the West Okanagan Lake Waterfront Project will be on display starting Tuesday.

Wednesday night, the city will hold a public forum on the West Okanagan Lake Waterfront project at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre, from 5 to 8:30 p.m. PT.

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