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Updates - Nov 2020

Hi Sunshine Valley Community members

A  Weekend update on 1. Ice Rink Construction Progress 2. Roadway and Access Security Enhancements 3. Drainage Infrastructure Improvements Ice Rink The ice rink perimeter was completed earlier this week and additional fill was put in and re-graded and levelled.

A deck made of treated wood has been constructed to house from left to right in the picture

  • An extra-wide washroom 

  • Heated change room with window 

  • Equipment facility to maintain the ice rink.

  • Second washroom will be at the west side closest to the lake and the corner of the ice rink for those who enjoy the bonfire and Lakeside socializing.

Roadway and Access Security Enhancements After a consultation with Parkhill Road Committee, Bigfoot Snow plowing and Holiday Trails regarding access issues. Rock has been placed 5 feet from the edge of the road (to allow for snow plowing), starting where the old gate used to be closer to the highway to form a security perimeter to Huckleberry Gate, the ice rink and lakeside parking lot.  On the east side of the road directly across from the rink, the rock had been indented to the depth of a pick up truck (plus snow clearing) to form two parking lots in the same locations that existed previously. The roadside rock perimeter has been placed in such a manner to allow cars and SUVs and trucks to come and enjoy the ice rink and parking facilities while at the same time allowing ATVs snowmobile and pedestrian traffic to utilize the tunnel and gain access to the rink and lake facilities.  What the rock will hopefully prevent is unauthorized vehicles with trailers and/or large RVs or 18 wheelers coming onto the property and dispersing multiple sorts of vehicles from outside the valley and or non-invited guests.  Additional signage will be added to reinforce the intended use of the roadway and parking lots.

Drainage infrastructure Improvements Rink & Lakeside Parking The parking lot is still being developed and constructed. It is still a work in progress.   900 tons of 2 inch drainage rock and then topped with three-quarter road crush has been provided.  Parking lot has now been sloped to drain east across the road where after drainage test holes showed it was the best existing option.  The parking lot has had a long history sitting with deep surface water and of flooding. Directly across the road a large existing ditch/trench was cleared, widened and lengthened to try and help clear the water away from the rink and parking. Cedar Lake  Prior to the deluge of rain that occurred earlier in the week the dikes for the lake and the main drainage canal for the lake were cleared of debris, and all the large culverts cleaned. Water engineers have been brought up to do water level and water flow assessment analysis for future potential infrastructure improvements.

The good news is while all this water and all this rain was soaking the whole valley the “Dry Tunnel” under the Highway now completely lives up to its name.

More updates to follow in the coming weeks. Regards, David Sunshine Valley Developments Ltd.

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