A new billboard encourages travellers to take a trip down to Lytton

A new billboard encourages travellers to take a trip down to Lytton

Local news: Changes to parking at Royal Inland Hospital

Plus news of the Lytton River Festival, and a postponement of the Clinton Art Show.

Come down to the rivers

A new billboard on the Trans-Canada Highway two kilometres south of Lytton aims to attract more people to the town, using the draw of the meeting-place of the Thompson and Fraser Rivers. The new sign was an initiative of the Lytton Chamber of Commerce and was designed by Bernie Fandrich, who sent copies of photographs he was considering using to the Chamber directors. “The final design is very different to the original one,” he says, but he knew he had a hit when the directors responded immediately and positively to the concept. “It was just time for a fresher image.”

Lytton River Festival

The September long weekend sees the annual Lytton River Festival, which kicks off at 10 a.m. on Friday, September 2 and concludes at 11 p.m. on September 3, and features a wide range of music, the ever-popular chicken poop bingo, a clown, a magic show, artisan demonstrations, a scavenger hunt at the Lytton museum, the crowning of the festival princess, fire dancers, youth art, First Nations regalia, and much more.

For more information and a complete schedule of events, go to www.riverfestival.ca.

Clinton art show postponed

The art show which had been scheduled to take place in Clinton from August 12 to 14 has been postponed to the weekend of October 24.

Changes at Royal Inland Hospital

The completion of the new public parkade at Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops last month means that traffic patterns have changed there. Patients and visitors are asked to be alert to new signage at the site, which directs traffic to the newly designated public (and staff and physician) parking locations. The new parkade on Columbia Street adds 350 parking stalls to the site, and is dedicated to public use. Additional public parking can be found adjacent to the Emergency department; beside the Hillside Centre (including over-height stalls to the east of Hillside); and short-term stalls by the main second floor entrance. The remaining parking on the property, including the former public parkade, is now allocated to employees, physicians, and volunteers. To see a map detailing the new parking arrangements, go to http://bit.ly/2avAoVA.


Royal Inland Hospital parking map by Barbara Roden on Scribd