New Shelter Bay boat launch is coming along nicely
By David F. Rooney
The new $2.2 million boat launch being built by BC Hydro at Shelter Bay is rapidly nearing completion.
Peter Bernacki, who has actively promoted the project, and I, accompanied by Hydro’s Community Liaison Jennifer Walker-Larsen, paid a visit to the new facility being built on the site of the old ramp at Shelter Bay Provincial Park on Friday, January 15.
“This is coming along nicely,” Walker-Larsen said as we walked to the building site from the parking lot.
The project consists of a floating walkway and two wooden breakwaters north and south of the new ramp, and a larger and improved turnaround on the side of the ramp. And all of this being built by local people engaged by Hydro with local materials.