For Immediate Release
September 1, 2003
16:30 PM

Ministry of Forests



KELOWNA – The B.C. Forest Service is requesting the cooperation of the public, particularly boaters and pleasure craft operators, in avoiding all Lake Okanagan fire fighting operations.

Aircraft operations which involve ‘water scooping’ have been requested for later this afternoon and it is critical that boaters remain clear of the area.

In general, boaters are reminded to:



Public cooperation in this matter is greatly appreciated and ensures the safety of all involved.