Colony Street work on track

It’s a mud bog, but upgrades to Armstrong’s Colony Street remain on schedule

It’s a mud bog, but upgrades to Armstrong’s Colony Street remain on schedule.

The recent wet weather has created some inconvenience to the access for local residents.

“It’s quite muddy,” said Coun. John Trainor.

“The contractor, we hear, is doing his best to keep the residents informed and keeps working on maintaining a reasonable access to the houses.”

The contractor is Pyramid Excavation Corporation of Kelowna who has impressed Armstrong’s public works department to the point they have now officially been awarded the second part of the Colony Street capital works project.

Pyramid will provide Colony Avenue with a water and storm upgrade and a water upgrade on Heather Avenue.

The project is slated to be finished by July 31.

Stage two restrictions

The city remains under stage two water restrictions.

The move was implemented earlier in May due to high turbidity on the Fortune Creek water source.

“We’re all on our wells now because of the high turbidity,” said Trainor.

Restrictions remain in effect until the water quality of the Fortune Creek source returns to acceptable levels allowing the source to be brought back online.

Supporting theatre

The City of Armstrong has thrown some financial support to a musical play about the city’s history.

Council voted unanimously to spend $500 to support the Asparagus Community Theatre production All About the People, which will run June 26 to 29 and July 3 to 6.

The show is an original musical by Peter Blacklock and directed by Asparagus Community Theatre veteran Paul Kirkwood-Hackett.

The play will feature a large local coast of all ages and live music by The Pleasant Valley Boys.

“The play highlights many early events and characters, both real and imagined, and the struggles and triumphs that built our fine town,” wrote Maryke Simmonds, the play’s producer.