New path eyed in Coldstream

District applies for a $500,000 grant for a path along Coldstream Creek Road from Bel Air Drive to McClounie Road

The goal is to keep cycling opportunities on course in Coldstream.

The district will apply to the provincial Bike B.C. program for a $500,000 grant for a path along Coldstream Creek Road from Bel Air Drive to McClounie Road.

“It’s well used by groups such as the Terry Fox Run and also by the general public,” said Mayor Jim Garlick.

If the grant application is successful, the district will also have to contribute $500,000 towards the work.

However, if the grant is not received, the municipality will have to look at ways to still proceed and that could mean doing the work in stages.

Community groups benefit

Coldstream taxpayers will be helping out three organizations in 2016.

Council has decided to provide $1,000 each to the Bishop Wild Bird Foundation, the Friends of Kalamalka Lake Provincial Park and the Society for the Protection of Kalamalka Lake.

“They are all worthwhile and important to the community of Coldstream,” said Coun. Pat Cochrane.

“The funds go a long ways to support the organizations.”