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Work continues on town beautification in Canora

Trans Canada Trail, memorial garden and memorial trail are bringing welcome new features and opportunities to Canora

CANORA - Canora and area residents have probably noticed newly added features on the Trans Canada Trail (TCT) project as well as the memorial garden and memorial trail thanks to the efforts of the Town of Canora Public Works Department.

The two-kilometre Canora section of TCT runs along Daniels Drive and Norway Road before heading out of town. It is over 2.5 metres wide, “which will be ideal for trail users of all ages who want to bike and walk,” said Brandi Zavislak, community development officer. “Over the past few months fresh top soil was hauled in to provide proper soil for the memorial trees that are being planted along the TCT. We are looking forward to $20,000 worth of trees, boulders, benches, reclaimed asphalt and lights being added to the newly reconstructed trail. This project is all funded by Trans Canada Trail. We really appreciate the Town of Canora staff, who are matching the grant with in-kind work.”

Zavislak said another valuable resource during this project was support from Kristen Gabora of Canora, National Manager of Infrastructure and Connection for the TCT.

The plaques have been installed at the memorial garden, memorial trail and the concrete flower pots downtown in Canora. So far, 65 trees have been spoken for to remember loved ones.

The next step in the project will be putting down asphalt and adding solar lights. The boulders to be added will be provided by Terry Zavislak.

According to information found at the TCT winds its way through every province and territory, and is the world’s longest network of multi-use recreational trails.

As of 2021, the Trail stretches almost 28,000 kilometres across the country and showcases Canada’s diverse landscapes and cultures. It is a connector of people and communities, a national unity endeavour that brings together Canadians and visitors from all walks of life, enhancing their quality of life and the communities where they live, work and play. Supported by donations, it links over 15,000 rural, urban and Indigenous communities from coast to coast to coast. The TCT is managed by local trail groups and partners who work in conjunction with Trans Canada Trail, a registered charity, concluded the information.