Mayor writes thankful letter to CP regarding Lower Canyon solution

Mayor Ron Oszust wrote a letter thanking CP for the resolution that has saved the Lower Canyon.

This letter is to inform you about how extremely pleased our community is that CP Rail continued in its role of a good corporate citizen and community partner.

Mr. Harrison, you and your staff did the right thing.   You came to the meeting on April 22nd with a solution and we are elated that there will be rafting on the Lower Canyon of the Kicking Horse River beginning on the May Long weekend; in time for our Annual Mountain Festival which this year, appropriately, is celebrating Rivers and Wetlands.

This is a great news story for all involved.   At the heart of all of this is safety; the ability to mitigate and manage the risks associated with our businesses and our day-to-day lives.   CP Rail is committed to safety along its rail corridor and the rafting industry has proven its absolute commitment to safety in the way it has managed the crossing of the rails safely for almost 40 years.

Working together, along with the support of the federal and provincial governments, we will stand united and determined to find the long-term solution.   A solution that ensures access to the Lower Canyon without the involvement of people moving over railroad tracks.

To say that I am proud of our community is an understatement, but I am also as proud to acknowledge your willingness to be part of the solution.   Your representatives, Mr. Wallace, Mr. Deciccio and Mr. LoVecchio, are individuals who are focussed on problem-solving and working towards win-win. For that, we are all grateful.

I will end my note to you with simple words – THANK YOU, along with an open invitation to come visit our community and experience our AUTHENTIC COMMUNITY, which is based on ADVENTURE.