No movement on submerged piledriver

Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations not having much luck removing pildriver at Rattlesnake Point in Kal Lake

A piledriver isn’t leaving Kalamalka Lake as quick as officials would like.

The Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations hoped in early July that a piledriver submerged near  Rattlesnake Point would be gone soon. But it’s still there.

“The vessel is still at the site contrary to the conditions of the trespass notice issued by my officer,” said Patrick Tobin, manager of compliance and enforcement.

“We are assessing enforcement actions available to us at this time.”

The vessel has been at this location since at least April and there have been concerns about possible water contamination from oil or gas.

“I hope we can find a solution before long,” said Tobin.