CP Rail is blaming the B.C. provincial government for scrapping a deal that would allow rafters in the Golden area access to an area across CP tracks.
CP says the Clark government has rescinded its approval to assume the risks with any safety related incident arising from rafters using that access.
A month ago, the town of Golden, CP, a representative from the B.C. government, and local rafting companies worked out a short term deal to allow access across the tracks to the lower canyon of the Kicking Horse River.
CP says the good faith deal satisfied safety concerns raised by Transport Canada while work continued on coming up with a long term agreement.
On Friday, the B.C. government told CP it was out and was not going to assume any risk.