General · 31st January 2011
Problems on popular trails have been brought to the attention of the Minister of Environment by North Island MLA Claire Trevena.
She’s written to Minister Murray Coell to ask for extra funds to ensure that the Canyon View Trail in Elk Falls Provincial Park can be repaired as soon as possible.
“The cost of repair will have a major impact on the budget for the Park; no contingency fund could anticipate the level of damage caused by the recent bad weather,” she said.
“Thousands of people walk that trail year round: it is hugely popular for residents and for tourists.”
Repairs to the damage to the North Coast Trail in Cape Scott Provincial Park, caused during the September rain storm, are being covered by the Provincial Emergency Programme. Trevena is seeking some equity on funds to repair the damage in the Campbell River area parks.
The Parks service is still examining whether the trail by the Quinsam River, also severely damaged by recent flooding can, or should, be repaired.
Quadra Trail repairs
Comment by Smokey Dymny on 7th February 2011
The Animal Farm trail connects the east end of the populated end of Quadra, from Animal Farm Road and all it's feeder roads, west to the Community Centre Trails and hence to the Community Centre itself. I'm trying to use it all winter as I often cook at the Wednesday Community lunches. (I make a mean Curry Fish Soup) But the necessary Community trails are deep in water and fallen trees. The Shepherd trail would be the most easily repaired, but people need some funding to work on this WHEN IT IS WET, so they actually see which sections need to be detoured. You can't fix a wet trail when it's dry next June, if you see what I mean. Folks are still walking these trails if they have tall gumboots, but most riders are not. $$$$????
Comment by Paul Ryan on 31st January 2011
How about repairs to to the road and trail at Rebecca Spit? The Parks people promised us last year that a major up grade to the road would happen this year! Now, they are saying that they have to go through an "assessment" phase before that happens which is what they told us LAST year! If you want to let them know how valuable the Spit is to us then email Brent Blackmun at Brent.Blackmun,,,gov.bc.ca