Enderby directs funds to trail construction

Development of a trail network has the green light from Enderby officials.

Development of a trail network has the green light from Enderby officials.

Council has agreed to provide $10,000 a year, over three years, to the Shuswap Trail Alliance.

“Trails are a good idea,” said Coun. Beryl Ludwig, adding that they provide residents with recreational opportunities while also attracting tourists.

“The day we climbed one of the trails, we met 16 people.”

Among the alliance’s projects have been upgrades  to the Enderby Cliffs trail and wetland protection at Larch Hills.

“They have been putting trails in with little funding support,” said Mayor Howie Cyr.

Funding will come from the city and the regional district’s Area F.

Speeders force action

The City of Enderby has had enough with motorists hitting the gas pedal on Stanley Street.

A four-way stop will be installed at the bottom of the road.

“Speeders come down the hill to beat heck and there’s not much enforcement,” said Mayor Howie Cyr.

“We will try and keep a handle on things.”

Crime prevention supported

Enderby is lending its support to a crime prevention initiative.

Council has agreed to write a letter of support for the Adams Lake Indian Band, which is pursuing federal funds for a crime prevention program.

“The support is contingent on the Splatsin First Nation supporting it. It’s a pretty significant project,” said Mayor Howie Cyr.

The project cost is $800,000 over three years.

Support is being sought from communities throughout the region.

“It’s believed the grant will have lasting benefits in reducing crime and increasing the value of life we all enjoy in the Shuswap,” said Craig Duck Chief, Adams Lake band youth worker.