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Lake Country BC community rallies together for safer trails

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WATCH: Lake Country community comes together to build safer trails – Oct 25, 2021

Two trails in the Lake Country neighbourhood of Carr’s Landing have gotten a makeover.

The neighbourhood came together to ensure that the trails could be more user-friendly for people of all ages and abilities, in all weather conditions.

“It used to be really, really steep and now I have rheumatoid arthritis and I can move down there quite easily now so that’s been a real improvement,” said Marie Molloy, District of Lake Country Access & Age-friendly Committee chairperson.

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Molloy joined forces with The District of Lake Country, community group Walk Around Lake Country (W.A.L.C.) and the Carr’s Landing Community and Recreation Association to secure funds for the project.

It includes upgrades to the Maki Road to Coral Beach Road Trail and the Coral Beach North Trail to level out steep slopes and install the handrail. The whole project including the price of material and labour cost approximately $12,000.

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“In 2019, Carr’s Landing Community and Recreation Association put together a survey and to improve these trails, two of these trails here in Coral Beach were identified as a high priority,” said Molloy.

The extra safety measures now put in place mean that more people can enjoy the trails, safely.

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