The push to purchase and preserve the abandoned rail corridor between Armstrong and Sicamous continues – and a loud voice from residents would help.
Coun. Alan Harrison made this suggestion during council’s discussion of letters regarding the rail line at its Oct. 27 meeting.
“I think where the power is going to come from on this issue is from the grassroots and individuals in this community. If they go on (Shuswap) Trail Alliance website, they can join others who have signed up to show their support,” he said. “There’s a swell starting. If we’re going to make a difference, that’s where it will be.”
The Trail Alliance would like to see the corridor established as a continuous hiking/cycling greenway.
Coun. Debbie Cannon noted that the Trail Alliance has links to government bodies to contact. She said Salmon Arm is in a unique position.
“That corridor doesn’t go through our community, but we can see the benefit to our community. We have to keep the momentum going and get residents to support it.”