Sturdy creek dam has been removed

  • Aug. 17, 2011 4:00 p.m.

The Sturdy Creek dam is now completely removed, and the footbridge installed. On Monday, demolition crews were planting ferns and other local plants around the creek to restore it to its natural state. Yesterday, QC Mayor Carol Kulesha and Chief Administrative Officer Bill Beamish were scheduled to visit the site to view the completed project, and meet with the project team.”The project was completed on schedule, and will most likely be slightly under budget,” said Bob Gammer from BC Hydro. “No one was injured, and there were no environmental incidents. It went pretty much exactly as we would have liked.” The dam was built in 1908 to provide water for a sawmill, then renovated in the 1940s to supply water to the old hospital.