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New call for South Okanagan national park

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These sagebrush grasslands would be part of the South Okanagan-Lower Similkameen National Park. Parks Canada has said it is following the lead of the B.C. government and stepping away from its plans to establish the park in the Oliver-Osoyoos area. (CBC)

The Okanagan Nation Alliance has added its voice to the call for a national park in the south Okanagan.

The Alliance says it now supports the idea of the park, after the Province ended talks with Parks Canada because of lack of support.

The First Nations organization wants talks to resume.

So what is the political response to that idea considering it was the province that withdrew from the talks.

Rob Fleming is the New Democratic environment critic and Terry Lake is B.C.'s minister of the environment.

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