It used to be called the “death machine.”
Heavy equipment has moved onto Harvie Passage to fix the damages from the 2013 flood.
It’s a welcome site for Alberta Whitewater Association executive director Chuck Lee.
He tells Global News it will be money well-spent on the paddlers’ paradise:
“There are more Albertans paddling on our rivers and lakes then there are playing hockey. We spend millions of dollars on building new infrastructure for hockey and skating and tennis and baseball diamonds and very little on these outdoor recreational attractions.”
The fixes, which the province hopes are done by June 2018, are expected to make both the whitewater and the low-water sections safer for everyone as well as the fish habitats.