The Granite Creek townsite is an important historical place for out area. In that regard the Courier recently received this letter from Bob and Diane Sterne.
We feel it is time our local government steps in to protect historic sites in this area. As many know, our passion is the local history. For years we have been asking to have the Granite Creek town site (which is on Crown land) protected. We have asked it to be put on the RDOS Heritage Registry. Currently there are no Area H locations on that registry.
They go on to talk about the “thousands of pioneers” who came here looking for gold, adventure, and a good life.
Let’s not turn a blind eye to what they did for our valley. Don’t you think it is time our government did something to protect the legacy of these prospectors? Isn’t that the least we can do to honour their memory and thank them for opening up our valley? Perhaps RDOS will listen if more people petition them to protect the Granite Creek town site. We are only two voices, but surely there are others who agree the site should be recognized and protected. If you agree, please send an email or letter to RDOS asking them to add the Granite Creek town site to their Heritage Registry and to turn it into a park to protect it from vandalism and digging.
The address of the regional district office (RDOS) is 101 Martin Street, Penticton, B.C. V2A 5J9, and their email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.