Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Easter Egg Hunt

Just to let you know that the Easter Egg Hunt, hosted by the Whonnock Community Association was a great succes. Jordy and Shirley and the volunteers did a smashing job and they even organized a break in the weather just when we needed it.

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The picture shows Rick Hammer in his Easter suite fascinating the little ones as he does every year!

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Sunday, March 9, 2008

Berm to ensure stable Whonnock Lake levels

Jubilant members of the Ridge Canoe and Kayak Club were in attendance at a sod breaking ceremony that signaled the start of construction of the berm and fish channel at Whonnock Lake on Saturday, March 8, 2008.

Municipal, Provincial and Federal governments worked in unison to bring about this important project, ensuring recreational and environmental concerns were addressed. Maple Ridge’s Mayor Robson, municipal staff Mike Murray and Bruce McLeod worked in conjunction with DFO, MOE and local engineering firms to create a design for the berm and channel. Provincial MLA Randy Hawes and Federal MP Randy Kamp worked with government agencies to ensure this project was approved in a timely manner so the water level in Whonnock Lake was controlled.

At the sod turning, Mayor Robson said, “On behalf of Council and our citizens, I am very pleased to be taking this first step toward resolving such a long standing concern for our citizens. We want to thank both senior levels of government for assisting us through the various regulatory processes necessary to ensure all the best practices can be brought to bear, while still preserving the recreation opportunities at the lake.”

From a press release by Patti Fedechko. Click on picture to see enlargement.