Safety comes first at Keremeos war monument

The Keremeos cenotaph is having its stairs rebuilt for safety reasons.


No, the cenotaph hasn’t been vandalized,

it’s getting a bit of a facelift for

liability reasons.

Many residents Tuesday noticed a

fence surrounding the monument dedicated

to fallen soldiers of the First World

War, Second World War and Korean


The flagstone steps were noticeably

smashed almost into powder.

Cathy Cowan, the village’s CAO told

the Review the steps needed to be reconstructed

because of insurance reasons.

“We’re putting in proper steps so

people don’t trip and fall,” she said.

During a recent municipal insurance

review the four stairs on the cenotaph

were found to have different rises,

which can make it difficult for people to


Cowan said municipal staff will

repair the stairs and a concrete will be

used. The concrete will be coloured so

it will match the original portion of the


The estimated cost is between $1,500

and $2,000.

Cowan said the Keremeos Branch of

the Royal Canadian Legion is contributing

to the cost and local contractor Early

Bird is donating some of the materials.

The Keremeos Cenotaph was constructed

between 1948 and 1953 out of

flagstone. In 1967 it was moved to its

present location in Memorial Park.

A plaque including the names of

Keremeos residents who lost their lives

while fighting the First World War and

the Second World War.

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