The new deck has ramps as well as stairs

Bonaparte viewing deck completed

Cache Creek has installed a new salmon-viewing deck on the Bonaparte River.

The Village of Cache Creek put the finishing touches last week on the new viewing deck that overlooks the Bonaparte River in the Village’s park.

Planning for the structure began in the Spring of 2014, while the contract for the work was just awarded this past August. Part of the planning involved obtaining a 30-year license from the province for the Crown Land the platform sits on.

The construction contract to Lev-Son Construction of Kamloops was for just under $15,000 but other costs put the budget for the project in the mid-$40,000.

Village administrator Melany de Weerdt says they are just finishing the landscaping and the money hasn’t all been spent yet. Most of it came from grants from groups like Pacific Salmon Foundation (PSF) and the TNRD.

Cache Creek Council discussed signage at the last public meeting, and the request from the PSF to have their own sign erected.

Mayor John Ranta said people have already told him that they’ve seen fish from the deck.

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