Spallumcheen trails seeks needed repairs

Thomas Hayes Trail west of Tolko mill damaged, in need of repair

  • May. 17, 2013 12:00 p.m.

A popular trail in Spallumcheen is in need of some repairs.

Trees along the Thomas Hayes Trail west of the Tolko mill site suffered damage over the winter, and there are also many dead trees located along the trail which may be dangerous to the public.

As the trail committee is a joint function between the City of Armstrong and Township of Spallumcheen, a quote from a professional company was received in the amount of $3,000 to fix up the trail.

“The work is to clear the trail and fall any danger trees,” said Armstrong administrator Patti Ferguson in a report to her council. “There’s no truck access so volunteers can’t undertake a project like this with the sheer volume of heavy dangerous debris.”

If the work isn’t done, the trail committee would be left with little option other than to permanently close the trail.

Coun. Sully O’Sullivan motioned for the city to pay 50 per cent of the $3,000 bill, which was supported unanimously.