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Quick Peaks: March 28, 2012

Trail funds Powell River Regional District has received funding from the provincial government to upgrade a trail that is part of a wilderness camp at Haywire Bay.

Trail funds

Powell River Regional District has received funding from the provincial government to upgrade a trail that is part of a wilderness camp at Haywire Bay.

The regional district is receiving $67,114 from the Community Recreation Program, 50 per cent of the cost of the upgrade. The project includes construction of new retaining walls, building up and widening the trail bed and installing boardwalks.

The trail is part of the infrastructure for a new wilderness camp at Haywire Bay on Powell Lake. School District 47 has leased land from the regional district for the camp, which is designed for students and persons with disabilities. Called the Outdoor Learning Centre, it includes a large common hall and shower building, six sleeping cabins and three storage cabins.

The school district is responsible for the other half of the trail project total.


Electoral boundaries

BC’s Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission has begun its review of the province’s federal electoral districts. The commission is formulating a proposal for BC’s 42 seats in the House of Commons to reflect the province’s population growth and shifts in the last 10 years.

After the commission releases its proposal outlining the new electoral map in a few months, public hearings will begin at various locations across the province.

More information is available on the Commission's website.


Setting it straight

Gillian Andrew is a legal advocate who is supervised by a lawyer. Incorrect information appeared in last week’s Peak.

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