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REPORTING · 23rd June 2011
Walter McFarlane
Under Motions at Kitimat City Council on June 6th, Councillor Corinne Scott made a motion for administration provide a report about the condition of Raddley Park. The motion also requested options for camping along the Kitimat River and Lower Dyke, either treating them as undeveloped camp sites or charging a fee to camp there as well as asking for the locations for additional drift boat access and a meeting with the Kitimat fish hatchery.

“Both Councillor Halyk and I have received an email from an individual within the community which discusses the importance of the economic benefits of the fishing trade that we have here in Kitimat and the importance of the fish hatchery in Kitimat,” said Scott.

She said the river was one of the top five salmon fishing rivers in the world. She pointed out Raddley Park has deteriorated and there is discussion about whether they should allow free camping along the riverbank. She has also heard there is not enough access along the riverbank for drift boats.

She also wanted a meeting to find out how the fish hatchery is doing. In addition, she wanted to know if anything came out of the Freshwater Fishing Economics Study. The motion was carried unanimously.
Comment by dy on 26th June 2011
fantasticto see council finally taking an intrest in the camping situation on the riverbank. good for them.