Big Bang Fact: Booming to continue in Castlegar/Robson/Thrums

Kyra Hoggan
By Kyra Hoggan
November 8th, 2012

After receiving several reports from readers in Castlegar, Thrums and Robson about resonating booms heard across the valley, day after day, The Source was able to track down the big bangs as originating with Kalesnikoff Lumber Company in Thrums.

According to the company’s acting forestry manager, Reiner Augustin, what residents are hearing is construction blasting.

“We’re building a road up in the Rialto area, above Robson,” he said, adding the booming will likely continue for another week, week-and-a-half. “We’re going to be shutting that down probably by the end of next week.”

He said it’s for a spur they’re building to access a cutting permit they’ve been issued.

“We’ll begin harvesting there some time in the new year,” he said.

In the meantime, he encouraged residents not to be concerned about the reverberating noise.

“It’s very controlled, and they’re very cognisant of not blowing the materials downslope,” he said. “But it does resonate, because of the slope in that area.”

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