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Workers shore up slump

City takes measures to limit harm
Chris Bolster

Workers from the City of Powell River public works yard were at Willingdon Beach shoring up a bank after the recent wet weather caused a slip.

Manager of operational services Shawn Cator told the Peak that the city was informed Thursday, March 27, of the slip along the bank close to the old arena site near Willingdon Beach.

Crews walked an excavator down to the beach near Powell River Forestry Museum Friday, March 28. A dump truck delivered a load of rocks to the area for use in stabilizing the bank.

An assessment of the area was done out of concern for the riparian area. As an active herring spawning beach, concerns were that it could be further impacted by slips and by city crews working there.

Because of the emergency nature of the repair, there are no issues with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans as work is to mitigate effects, said Cator adding that his crews are taking measures to limit harm to anything in area.