Halfway River closure

BC Hydro says a two-kilometre section of the Halfway River will be closed to boaters starting Sept. 1.

BC Hydro says the river is being closed to clear the Site C reservoir, and the closure will last until April 30, 2021. 

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Six temporary crossings will be built across the river to transport logs and equipment during the winter clearing season. Merchantable timber will be taken to local mills, while the rest will be burned or chipped.

The river will be re-opened and the crossings removed by May 2021, in time for the next boating season, BC Hydro said.

Boaters can continue to access the Peace River from the Halfway River boat launch.

Construction of the new Highway 29 bridge across the Halfway River continues.

Highway 29 realignment and bridge construction at Halfway River showing pier construction and site preparation for the abutment, June 2020. - BC Hydro

Email Managing Editor Matt Preprost at editor@ahnfsj.ca.

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