Flooding in Faulder
In an ironic twist, Faulder now has too much water! Darke Creek, which is typically just a dry culvert has overflowed with the higher-than-normal volume of snow melt.
The critical issues for Faulder residents (apart from personal property damage) are the status of the the main road and upstream dam on Darke/Fish Lake. Rural roads and dams are the responsibility of the province, not the RDOS. However, we checked with the relevant provincial ministries on May 17, 2011. The Ministry of the Environment is aware of the situation and is monitoring the dam; the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure is monitoring Fish Lake Road.
The new equipment at the Peter Brothers pit
Update 15 Nov 2015:
This seems to be a recurring problem. From time to time Peter Bros. needs additional capacity for paving and brings in a second mobile asphalt plant. Last year when Peter Bros. was paving the airport runways in the middle of the night they struck a deal with the PIB to locate the second plant in the south west corner of the Westhills Aggregates pit. This was a slightly improved situation for Area F residents because the smoke and noise were farther away from houses.