New Dock Coming To Telegraph Creek

By Cory Sellar
March 12, 2018 - 2:21pm Updated: March 13, 2018 - 11:19am

TELEGRAPH CREEK — A new dock is slated to be built by this spring in the northwest community of Telegraph Creek. Construction of the $300,000 project is expected to begin right away.

The new dock is of great significance to local residents and the Tahltan First Nation, because the Stikine River is used for commercial fishing and tourism activities. Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine Chair, Phillip Germuth says, "the dock at Telegraph Creek is key for providing all kinds of services to this remote area of northern BC."

Originally built in 1983, the safety of residents and tourists was a concern with the current dock, because of the ageing infrastructure. Once constructed, it'll serve the community for the next two decades.

Funding for the project came from the Northern Development Initiative Trust with $214,000 and $92,450 from the RDKS. The Tahltan Nation also donated materials towards the dock. Rick Mclean, Tahltan First Nation Chair says, "The Tahltan Band owns and operates the Stikine Riversong Cafe and Lodge in Telegraph Creek. Tourist access to the dock is a critical driver of visitors to the area and the success of this business. The Talhtan Band fully supports the upgrade of this important piece of infrastructure."

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