PoCo trail reopens after closure
- PoCo trail reopens after closure
BY JEREMY DEUTSCH, COQUITLAM NOWMAY 17, 2013 2:09 AM
A month after being shut down, a popular trail in PoCo is now open to the public.
On Thursday, signs around the Traboulay PoCo trail warning people the site was closed were lifted.
The Kwikwetlem First Nation and the City of PoCo signed an agreement this week that paved the way for the trail to be re-opened.
Signs along the trail through Coquitlam Indian Reserve No. 2 went up April 15, indicating the dike would be closed to the public. Officials with the band at the time said the dike needed to be closed until maintenance and liability issues were addressed.
The band had hoped to get funding to maintain the trail from the province's dike authority, but plans fell through.
The city had a three-year agreement with the band to maintain and repair the dike, but it ended in February.
Under the agreement, PoCo would maintain the dike through the reserve, provide signs on the trail, two picnic tables and an ad in the spring parks and recreation brochure promoting the band's tour and bike rental business. Band officials noted the new agreement gives them a bigger say and control to make sure the work is being done.
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