Submitted by Trail Ambassador Randy Ellenchuk, Grand Forks ATV

“Work is progressing on the gigantic spring washout on a portion of the Trans Canada Rail Trail east of Christina Lake. This washout has interfered with the well attended summer tourist event for biking from Castlegar to Grand Forks on the CW Rail Trail. The repairs are being done for Interfor Lumber Corporation.

The washout gap to connect the trails ends is so vast that it was necessary to dynamite the rock sides to gather ballast to redirect the trail around the edges of the washout. The work may be completed some time in November.”