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Keremeos to get orange crosswalk to recognize Truth and Reconciliation

The crosswalk will go between Memorial Park and the village offices
A new orange crosswalk in Chilliwack at Evans Elementary School. The Village of Keremeos will be working with Lower Similkameen Indian Band to install a similar orange crosswalk in Keremeos. (Jennifer Feinberg -Black Press)

The Village of Keremeos will be joining the Lower Similkameen Indian Band in a project to commemorate the National Day of Truth and Reconciliation.

At the Oct. 3 meeting, Village council gave their unanimous support to the proposal to put in place an Orange crosswalk in the village, similar to projects that have been done in other communities in B.C. like Chilliwack. The crosswalk will go between Memorial Park and the village offices.

READ MORE: Orange crosswalk in Chilliwack painted to honour residential school survivors

The exact design and costs of the project are still in planning, however it was noted that they aren’t expecting the cost to be more than a couple thousand dollars that could be absorbed by the village’s operating budget.

Cost sharing with the LSIB is also being looked at.

Council was unanimous in their support of the project, which will be done at an unnamed date.

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