A bridge over Priest Creek in Myra Canyon Park was repaired by volunteers last weekend. - Image: Facebook/Winn Rentals

Volunteer effort repairs bridge, connects Myra trail

Friends of the South Slopes combines with Winn Rentals, Kelowna land-owner to repair trail

A volunteer effort helped restore the a damaged bridge in Myra Bellevue Provincial Park on the weekend.

Friends of the South Slopes members Herb Blamire, Brad Wright and Nick Fiorante went into the park and repaired a bridge over Priest Creek on one of the area’s hiking trails.

The bridge had washed out during the spring floods.

Before the work could be done, the volunteer association needed to find a way to get an excavator into the area to do the necessary repairs. When bike-friendly Winn Rentals donated the excavator and a chain-saw, the group received permission from an adjacent land-owner, Ed Krause to get the equipment into the area.

“This project would have been extremely difficult to undertake without Ed’s support,” read a post on Winn Rentals’ Facebook page, which also said Krause donated $1,000 to the cause.

The workers installed gabions, moved and raised the bridge and repaired the approaches to the bridge.

“Winn Rentals is a huge supporter of FOSS and other non-profit trail groups, we hope everyone enjoys the trail,” the post reads.

Just Posted

Glenrosa residents asked to secure garbage

WildSafeB.C. issues warning about bears

UPDATE: Car engulfed in flames in Winfield

Firefighters were able to extinguish the burning car quickly

Kelowna boat retailers worry about tit-for-tat tariffs by U.S. and Canada

A 10 per cent tariff on new boats coming into Canada is prompting big cuts to boat orders

Used needle falls from sky in Vernon

A Vernon resident said a syringe fell out of the sky and landed at his feet

Lake Country Parents disturbed by song lyrics

The name of the song by a local musician is ‘Amber Alert’

VIDEO: Vernon-area students read for rank

RCMP visited JW Inglis on Wednesday as part of the Read with Me and the RCMP program.

Unfiltered: IPAs explained with Cannery Brewing brewmaster

Checking out the new IPA created by Penticton brewery Cannery Brewing Company

Man gets 2 years in prison for assault on Okanagan Correctional officer

Union rep said inmate sucker punched correctional officer, continued assault after officer fell

50 new fires sparked in B.C. after lightning strikes across province

Similar conditions seen at the beginning of 2017 wildfire season

B.C. woman graduates high school at age 92

Nanaimo’s Joan Deebank the oldest high school graduate ever in B.C., as far as ministry can confirm

B.C. Appeal Court rules lottery winner must be paid back $600,000 loan

Enone Rosas won $4.1 million in a lottery in 2007 and loaned a portion to a friend

Liquor review finds issues with B.C. wholesale monopoly

Report calls for ‘conflict of interest’ in system to be fixed

VIDEO: Vernon-area students read for rank

RCMP visited JW Inglis on Wednesday as part of the Read with Me and the RCMP program.

B.C. ‘will be ready’ for marijuana legalization

Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth says some stores open by Oct. 17

Most Read