The BC Parks Contractor will be doing extensive trail work using heavy equipment between Trestle 17 and Myra Gate. This may result in stoppages on the trail as needed until they can clear it for safe passage. Please follow safety instructions from this contractor.
One day of Chipping previously cut and piled brush and a day of more brushing has left Myra Canyon closer to being ready for 2019. Many thanks to volunteers Kelly, Vern, Dennis, George, Denis and Karen on Sept 18th and to Gord,
Our Corporate Secretary for the past 15 years has now retired. We are looking for a Corporate Secretary to attend around 10 board meetings a year, take notes, and attend to a few administrative matters. This is a volunteer position and a great opportunity to contribute towards keeping Myra Canyon “
Our Volunteers repaired side railings that had been damaged by a fallen tree. Many thanks to Charley,Vern, Dennis and Denney. They also placed No Smoking signs at both gates on instructions from BC Parks related to the current campfire ban.
Saturday’s volunteer work crew included George, Gord, Tom, Ted, Roy, Gary, Denis and Kelly – all supervised by Denney. The work included cutting back new growth over the trail between Trestle 3 and just past Trestle 6. This work keeps Myra Canyon looking spectacular!
A big THANK YOU to Rick Dubeau of Enderby for the 3-day certification course on chainsaw use and safety – Level 1. On the ground training took place at Myra Canyon with MCTRS volunteers including: Gary, Vern, Denney, Lisa and Kelly who are all now certified for chainsaw use as we do our work at Myra Canyon.
Our Volunteers will be busy on Saturday working between Trestle 3 and Trestle 6 as they cut back the new growth and clear overhead branches to keep the trail in great condition. Say hi to them along the way.
In 1897-1898, responding to the rush for Kootenay gold, silver and other minerals being mined, the CPR built the Crow’s Nest Pass line, eventually reaching Midway in West Kootenay. Meanwhile the Great Northern Railroad, a USA company, was also completed with branch lines North into Canada.
The Kettle Valley Railway and with it Myra Canyon, played an important role in Canada’s early years and our coast-to-coast domain. See: https://www.myratrestles.com/history/1897-1910/. Myra Canyon is a registered National Historic Place of Canada: http://www.historicplaces.ca/en/rep-reg/place-lieu.aspx?id=9349&pid=0