A portion of walking path stretches along the road in Agassiz. The District of Kent has opened four areas of dike pathways to walkers and cyclists; as the paths run on to private property, it is particularly important to pay attention to the rules. (Adam Louis/Observer)

A portion of walking path stretches along the road in Agassiz. The District of Kent has opened four areas of dike pathways to walkers and cyclists; as the paths run on to private property, it is particularly important to pay attention to the rules. (Adam Louis/Observer)

Walkers, cyclists enjoy the open dike paths in District of Kent

Four areas are open to the public

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.

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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.


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