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Northwestern BC rail spur opened

   Brent Ballingall, left, an aboriginal affairs official with CN, and Kitsumkalum chief councillor Don Roberts shake hands on a locomotive at the unveiling of a CN rail spur in Terrace Jan. 12.  - LAUREN BENN PHOTO
Brent Ballingall, left, an aboriginal affairs official with CN, and Kitsumkalum chief councillor Don Roberts shake hands on a locomotive at the unveiling of a CN rail spur in Terrace Jan. 12.
— image credit: LAUREN BENN PHOTO

THE grand opening of a rail spur that will transport rock from the Kitsumkalum First Nation’s rock quarry to the CN main line was held last weekend.

Close to 100 people gathered just behind the Tempo gas bar at Kitsumkalum Jan. 12 to note the opening and of a deal  for CN to buy material.

The spur leads off from CN’s mainline near the turn off from Hwy16 to the Kalum Forest Service Road and runs north approximately 3km to the quarry site. Work on the line began last summer.

Part of the construction involved construction of a bridge across a creek  and the Kalum Forest Service Road was diverted to the eastern side of the construction camp area now occupied by Valard, the company building the Northwest Transmission Line.

 

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