Village of Lumby stays clear of park discussion

Lumby won’t get involved in any possible land use changes in a nearby provincial park.

Lumby won’t get involved in any possible land use changes in a nearby provincial park.

Council discussed the Ministry of Environment’s draft management plan for Denison-Bonneau Provincial Park, but no action was taken.

“There are no concerns,” said Coun. Nick Hodge.

The plan suggests possible restrictions for all-terrain vehicles.

“I asked my ATV friends and they thought it was a good idea to close down ATV access to the lakes.  The park is suffering from overuse,” said Hodge.

Mayor Kevin Acton questions why the ministry’s consultation didn’t include the Lumby Wildlife Association.

“That doesn’t make any sense to me,” he said.

Denison-Bonneau Provincial Park is a 376-hectare site above Creighton Valley.

Fireworks funds blast off

A Halloween tradition will light up the sky above Lumby again this year.

The Village of Lumby has agreed to provide $250 to the Lumby Fire Department for the Oct. 31 fireworks show.

“The community wouldn’t have this event without the firefighters. They do a fantastic job,” said Coun. Lori Mindnich.