Committee blazes a trail for off road vehicles

ATVs and other vehicles could bypass Princeton without encroaching private land

The town's off road designated trail committee is three-quarters of the way to marking a KVR bypass.

Merry Christmas ATVers the committee charged with finding a designated trail for off-road vehicles is in the home stretch of an idea that would link two ends of the Trans Canada Trail.

“I’m very optimistic about this,” said councillor Doug Pateman, following a meeting of the trail committee last week. “Theoretically, right now we’ve identified three-quarters of a bypass route.”

Pateman said the proposed route was met with “guarded enthusiasm” by the rest of the committee, which is comprised mostly of Princeton residents and ATVers from Area H.

The committee was formed last month, following the passing of a municipal bylaw that bans off-road vehicles on the KVR in town limits.

At its initial meeting, many members expressed concerns that the only possible bypass routes were impractical, as they would cross private property.

“This route would be going through town property…and a small piece of Crown land.” said Pateman. “No private property or anything like that.”

FOR THE FULL STORY SEE THIS WEEK’S SPOTLIGHT

Just Posted

Construction to begin soon on medical pot plant and council approves work camp for crew

BC Green Pharmaceuticals will establish a work camp in the Princeton Industrial… Continue reading

Open burning permitted again in Kamloops Fire Centre

Low fire rating prompts decision throughout Kamloops Fire Centre

B.C. Rural Party co-founder rebukes pro-NDP accusation

Telkwa Mayor Darcy Repen disputes being NDP campaign supporter

COLUMN: From pot to policing

I am sure the cannabis legalization on Oct 17 will be the number one issue on everyone’s minds

South Okanagan Indo-Canadian pledge for hospital expansion recieves large boost

Jaswinder Garib has donated $30,000 to the $500,000 pledge

VIDEO: Messages of hope, encouragement line bars of B.C. bridge

WARNING: This story contains references to suicide and may not be appropriate for all audiences.

Fresh-faced Flames fend off Canucks 4-1

Vancouver drops second straight NHL exhibition contest

VIDEO: B.C. deer struggles with life-preserver caught in antlers

Campbell River resident captures entangled deer on camera

Scheer pushes Trudeau to re-start Energy East pipeline talks

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer questioned the Prime Minister over Trans Mountain project

Mistaken identity: Missing dog claimed in Moose Jaw belongs to another family

Brennen Duncan was reunited with a white Kuvasz that was found in Saskatchewan

Abandoned kitten safe and sound thanks to B.C. homeless man

‘Jay’ found little black-and-white kitten in a carrier next to a dumpster by a Chilliwack pet store

Police chief defends controversial marijuana seizure

Advocates said cannabis was part of an opioid-substitution program in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside

Trans Mountain completes Burrard Inlet spill exercise

Training required, some work continues on pipeline expansion

Supporters of B.C. man accused of murdering Belgian tourist pack courtoom

Family and friends of Sean McKenzie, 27, filled the gallery for brief court appearance in Chilliwack

Most Read