Every now and then, the fall rain lets up and allows District of Kent locals to enjoy the cool autumn weather.
The District of Kent has opened up the first phase of improved dike trails in four areas around the district, welcoming pedestrians, horseback riders, cyclists and dog walkers to select portions of the district’s 19 kilometres of dikes.
The first phase includes McDonald Road to Cuthbert Road and Cuthbert to Scott Road, Hammersley Pump Station, Hamilton Road to Limbert Road and School Road to Kilby Road.
Much to the joy of several local walkers, the district council unanimously voted to open up phase 1 back in May, but it wasn’t until later that the paths were fitted with gates, waste bins and signage later in the summer.
Many of the trails run onto private property, making it especially important for those using the trails to abide by the rules:Always stay on the dike or trail
No motorized vehicles
Keep pets on a leash at all times and pick up after your pet. According to the district, cleanup and proper disposal of dog feces are especially important due to the neospora parasite that could cause harm to pregnant cattle
Dispose of waste in the proper recetacles
Please take only one or two dog bags from the district-provided ammentities at a time to ensure there’s enough to go around
Dog violations can be reported to the Fraser Valley Regional District’s Animal Control at 1-844-495-2273 and all other suspicious activity should be reported to the District of Kent at 604-796-2235 or the Agassiz RCMP at 604-796-2211.