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Radium Hot Springs to come under private management

Kootenay National Park and two others to see their hot springs privatized.

May 3, 2012: Radium Hot Springs in Kootenay National Park will be one of the three to be privatized, reports CBC News British Columbia. Parks Canada says those whose jobs will be lost will have the chance to apply for positions with the new private operators. It also claims it will ensure ecological integrity is maintained.

"People living in Radium Hot Springs appear willing to take a dip into privatization, but don't want to plunge in head first.

On Tuesday, Parks Canada announced its plans to private hot springs in three of its National Parks, including the iconic Radium Hot Springs in Kootenay National Park.

The Radium hot springs are a source of pride in the region and are part of what first drew people to the valley over a century ago.

"Radium Hot Springs is our namesake and one of the largest draws for visitors from around the world," said longtime resident Doug McIntoshÂ…"

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Posted: May 10, 2012

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