Canim Lake news

Eagle Creek Road resurfaced with two layers of chip-seal

Road foreman Blaine Tresierra of Hoban Equipment walks behind the spreader during the resurfacing of Eagle Creek Road.

Road foreman Blaine Tresierra of Hoban Equipment walks behind the spreader during the resurfacing of Eagle Creek Road.

Dear Canimites

High summer, children at the lake’s edge, lazy fishing, starry night skies, such is life now at Canim.

 

Road gets stoned

The resurfacing of the Eagle Creek Road has been completed, with two layers of chip-seal laid down.

Ed Kennedy of Hawkins Lake directed traffic throughout the work. Ed connected me with Joe Horner, supervisor of AWA Paving, who took me past the operating equipment to road foreman Blaine Tresierra of Hoban Equipment out of Prince George. Blaine said eight local trucks and drivers were being used.

The process involves a train of equipment that moves along at a good walking speed. First a layer of hot tar is laid from a tanker truck. A spreader covers that with a thin layer of fine stones.

Trucks bringing the aggregate back up, attach to the spreader, and while being pulled along, slowly dump their loads of pebbles into the spreader’s hopper. Men follow along to make sure the stones are evenly spread, and a packer presses everything down, and finally a sweeper throws any remaining loose pebbles to the ditch. Presto, a new surface.

The crew commented that residents were very helpful during their work.

 

Meeting for you

Here’s a chance for you to speak directly to the government people you have questions for.

Cariboo Regional District (CRD) Area H Director Margo Wagner is pioneering a new form of meeting at the Forest Grove Community Hall on July 18 from 4 to 7 p.m.

Agencies will be at separate tables in the hall. You can circulate and ask your own questions directly. CRD bylaw enforcement will be there, as well as Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, Interior Roads, RCMP, Cariboo Family Enrichment Centre, Food Security, Lion’s Club, Forest Grove Volunteer Fire Department, and the SPCA. Santa couldn’t make it this year.

Forest Grove Recreation Society members will serve food throughout as a fundraiser for their organization.

That’s all for now. Until next time, here’s wishing you many blessings.