Fallen fence fixed by realtor
An abandoned condo development in Okanagan Falls is once again protected by fencing after the listing agent took action and fixed the problem.
Several feet of water have begun pooling on the excavated site next door to a public playground in the South Okanagan village.
Security fencing had fallen over in the last month, making the site accessible to the public.
Nearby residents came forward to CHBC News last week with concern for children who have been seen playing near the ponds now that the fence had been knocked over.
Okanagan Real Estate agent Alexandra Rebagliati attempted to have Super Fence and the Tri City Development Group fix the fence around the bankrupt Skaha Shores property, but was unsuccessful.
Rebagliati, with help from her husband Ross, took it upon themselves to put the fence back together and make the property secure.
“I can tell you first hand it was not fun wading out in the freezing cold water to
hunt for the missing medal connector pieces,” says Alexandra. “But at least the job is
done and nobody's child will drown in the water.”
The Regional District of the Okanagan Similkameen had told CHBC News it would not fix the fence because of liability issues.
But that didn’t stop the Rebagliati’s.
“You can either sit back on the sidelines and watch a problem escalate or you
can roll up your sleeves, climb into the mud and fix the problem,” says Ross.
Ross Rebagliati, best known for winning an Olympic gold medal in snowboarding at the Nagano games in 1998, is now the federal Liberal candidate for Okanagan-Coquihalla.