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Parallel trail projects approved

Columbia Shuswap Regional District directors approved the development of parallel trail projects in South Shuswap.

At their Jan. 16 board meeting in Salmon Arm, the board supported allocations from Electoral Area Community Works Funds for survey, design and engineering works for parallel road trail projects in Blind Bay and Sunnybrae to the tune of $44,500.

The board also approved a contract with Dawson Construction in the amount of $614,197 for the construction of phases 1 and 2 of the Blind Bay wider shoulder parallel trail project with 100 per cent of the funding from a Provincial Community Recreation Program Grant.

Salmon Arm Mayor Nancy Cooper said the cost was high for only 1.6 kilometres of trail but agreed to support the project because it was fully funded by a grant.

Darcy Mooney, manager of the regional district’s Operations Management department, explained the trail was being built in  difficult terrain and offered to show the mayor project specifications.

“As is evident, we’ve been given grant money and there is potential for parallel trails in Sunnybrae and Eagle Bay,” he said. “We’ll get the engineering done so we’re shelf- ready when the grant money is available.”

Grants in aid

CSRD directors approved grants for the following non-profit organizations: Carlin Elementary Parent Advisory Committee ($5,000) and South Shuswap Chamber of Commerce ($23,435).

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