Restored Eagle Pass Fire Lookout Evades Demolition

The Shuswap's renovated Eagle Pass fire lookout will not be removed by the province.

Volunteers handled the work themselves, leading to red-tape concerns from provincial staff.

A spokesperson from the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations says that a statutory decision-maker released their verdict earlier this week, deciding not to order removal or remediation of the structure.

That decision also states that the lookout must be assessed for safety and environmental concerns before it can be considered as suitable for public use.