Kinder Morgan was on the bank of the Salmon River near Rawlison and Glover on Sunday Feb. 1 drilling boreholes about 140 metres north of where the existing pipeline crosses the Salmon River. Video clips can be seen on the SRES Facebook page.
Here’s a link to an excellent map on the Western Canada Wilderness Committee’s website showing the route of the pipeline. You can zoom in very close to see where the pipeline crosses rivers and wetlands.
More about the issue…
There are some in our community who see water rise in the Salmon River floodplain on the outskirts of Fort Langley and think dredging the river would be a good idea because it would stop this from happening. It wouldn’t and here’s why.
Where there are eagles, you will likely find salmon. However, the eagle count in the Squamish area was down considerably this year.
And a member of SRES notes that in his 17 years of watching for coho on Union Creek off 56th Ave., this is the first year when he saw just one eagle arriving very late, found only one coho carcass, and saw no salmon. “They are not there and did not come in droves.”
Larry Pynn, reporter for the Vancouver Sun, and biologist Mike Pearson paddled Bertrand Creek which travels through Langley and Washington to examine the impact of agriculture on fish habitat. “It’s hard for me to go out for a day and not see something outrageous,” said Pearson.
Doug McFee spells out the problems with the construction of the water pipeline to Aldergrove.
There is much more to the story about the East Langley Pipeline crossing of the Salmon River at 52nd Avenue than what Langley Township officials want people to believe. This project is a graphic example of what is wrong at the Township. (Read more)
Salmon River water pipeline rife with secrecy and errors
(Letters, Langley Advance, Dec. 11, 2014)
Should a list of publicly owned land be made public? Should our publicly owned natural heritage be sold to pay for modern infrastructure projects? These were questions posed at a recent all-candidates meeting in light of the recent controversy surrounding the sale of township land in Glen Valley and Aldergrove.
This 7-minute video clip shows the answers from Jack Froese and some of the candidates.
Members of SRES and neighbours living close to the water pipeline construction site on 52nd Ave. invited township council members, candidates in the upcoming municipal election, the media, and township staff to see the water pipeline construction site for themselves.
We appreciate those who were able to take us up on the offer: Councillor David Davis; candidates Petrina Arnason, Clint Lee, Kevin Mitchell, and Scott Nichols; and Tara Macrae, township staff.
The Salmon River can be seen behind the trees on the right. Crews are working on weekends as well to try to address each problem as it comes up. More photos from the construction site of the 52nd Ave water pipeline. Several candidates have taken a look at the work and damage that’s been done. We appreciate their interest.