Bridges across Canada

Three bridges on the Mayook section of the Cranbrook to Wardner Trail were put in place this week

  • Apr. 29, 2016 6:00 a.m.
Trails BC is pleased to report that on Tuesday morning

Trails BC is pleased to report that on Tuesday morning

For the Townsman

Trails BC is pleased to report that on Tuesday morning, with the support of the BC Wildfire Service-Cranbrook Fire Attack Base, a 9-man crew helped with the placement of 3 bridges on the Mayook section of the Cranbrook to Wardner Trail.  The aluminum bridges were high lined in by helicopter to Arnold, Cameron and Thos Creeks.

“We are pleased that we could partner with the BC Wildfire Service on this aspect of the project,” said Trail Project Manager Neil Shuttleworth. “This allows us to maintain a more natural looking trail than if we had to skid the bridges in.  We also like to thank Andre Chalabi and Marc Trudeau from the base for their assistance and coordination in today’s efforts.”

An additional bridge will be soon placed at Mayook Creek but with that one in closer proximity to a forestry road, it will be skidded in.

“This significant achievement of trail development pretty well closes off Phase 2 work of the project,” said Trails BC director Al Skucas. “We are happy with the progress that has taken place over the last year, and are looking forward to completing the project by next year in Phase 3.”

Trails BC thanks their funding partners for their financial support for Phase 2. Contributions came from the Trans Canada Trail, Columbia Basin Trust, Rec Sites and Trails(province), National Trails Coalition, BC Hydro and local donors.

Phase 2 saw resurfacing of the rail trail for 3.5 kms near Wardner as well as a short section at the Isadore Canyon Trailhead. 3 kms of rail trail rehabilitation was started at Ha Ha Road.

The Mayook section which is 17 km long and requires all brand new trail, was started with 4 km completed and graveled with another 9 km started. A 1.3 km section of new trail was also completed at Steamboat Hill.

Trails BC is currently in the process of attempting to finalize funding for Phase 3 of the project.

Skucas commented, “We have a significant amount of funding confirmed for Phase 3, but we are still needing some dollars to be able to successfully complete the project.”

Depending on funding, the trail will be complete in time for Canada’s 150th Anniversary of Confederation on July 1st of 2017 which also coincides with the Trans Canada Trail’s objective of having the national trail connected by then.

For more info, go to .

Just Posted

The latest EKASS survey confirms a steady decline in substance use among EK youth over the years. (image compilation via Pixabay)
Latest survey shows steady decline in adolescent substance use over the years

Starting in 2002, the survey has been conducted every two years to monitor changes in substance use patterns, attitudes and behaviors amongst East Kootenay youth.

The Aquatic Centre at Western Financial Place.
Cranbrook Aquatic Center to close temporarily

The annual shutdown of the Aquatic Center at Western Financial Place will begin earlier than scheduled this year and does not have a defined end date at this time.

Residents line up outside the Vernon Recreation Complex for their COVID-19 vaccine Saturday, June 5. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
No appointments necessary for first dose COVID-19 vaccine: Interior Health

People can just show up at clinics, register on the spot and get the shot

It happened this week in 1914

June 6 -12: Compiled by Dave Humphrey from the archived newspapers held at the Cranbrook History Centre and Archives

Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry on Thursday, June 10, mentioned Grand Forks among two other COVID “hot spots” in B.C. Photo: Screenshot - YouTube COVID-19 BC Update, June 10, 2021
PHO Henry says West Kootenay city is a COVID ‘hot spot’ in B.C.

There are 11 cases of COVID-19 in the Grand Forks local health area, according the BC CDC

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau participates in a plenary session at the G7 Summit in Carbis Bay, England on Friday June 11, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Canada donating 13M surplus COVID-19 vaccine doses to poor countries

Trudeau says the government will pay for 87 million shots to be distributed to poor countries

Premier John Horgan speaks as provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry, right, and health minister Adrian Dix look on during a press conference to update on the province’s fall pandemic preparedness plan during a press conference from the press theatre at Legislature in Victoria, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
B.C. officials to provide details on Step 2 of COVID reopening plan Monday

Step 2 could allow for larger gatherings and a resumption of recreational travel

Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller is seen during a news conference, Wednesday May 19, 2021 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Indigenous child-welfare battle heads to court despite calls for Ottawa to drop cases

Feds are poised to argue against two Canadian Human Rights Tribunal rulings

The Great Ogopogo Bathtub Race has been held in Summerland as a fundraising event. Do you know which Canadian city introduced this sport? (Black Press file photo)
QUIZ: A summer’s day at the water

How much do you know about boats, lakes and water?

Two-year-old Ivy McLeod laughs while playing with Lucky the puppy outside their Chilliwack home on Thursday, June 10, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
VIDEO: B.C. family finds ‘perfect’ puppy with limb difference for 2-year-old Ivy

Ivy has special bond with Lucky the puppy who was also born with limb difference

A million-dollar ticket was sold to an individual in Vernon from the Lotto Max draw Friday, June 11, 2021. (Photo courtesy of BCLC)
Lottery ticket worth $1 million sold in Vernon

One lucky individual holds one of 20 tickets worth $1 million from Friday’s Lotto Max draw

“65 years, I’ve carried the stories in my mind and live it every day,” says Jack Kruger. (Athena Bonneau)
‘Maybe this time they will listen’: Survivor shares stories from B.C. residential school

Jack Kruger, living in Syilx territory, wasn’t surprised by news of 215 children’s remains found on the grounds of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School

A logging truck carries its load down the Elaho Valley near in Squamish, B.C. in this file photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chuck Stoody
Squamish Nation calls for old-growth logging moratorium in its territory

The nation says 44% of old-growth forests in its 6,900-square kilometre territory are protected while the rest remain at risk

Most Read