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Chambly Canal National Historic Site

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Trees to be Pruned and Cut Near Locks No. 1, 2, and 3

CHAMBLY, Quebec, August 20, 2014 - Parks Canada wishes to inform the public that arboreal work will take place near locks  No. 1, 2, and 3 as well as on the grounds of the Superintendent’s house at the Chambly Canal National Historic Site. Some trees will be pruned or cut down, stumps and shrubs will be removed, and sections of the grounds will be repaired.

New visual openings will be created, helping enhance visitors’ experience by increasing the number of lookouts over the magnificent Chambly basin. This trimming will also make the work of Parks Canada’s lock keepers and bridge operators easier and improve the security of our assets, which has been compromised by the abundant vegetation blocking the view.

The work will be carried out over about 10 days, from now until September 30, 2014. It has been planned to minimize the inconvenience to users of the site. Parks Canada asks everyone to exercise patience and caution, in addition to respecting the temporary safety zones.

Through initiatives like this, Parks Canada is supporting Canada's National Conservation Plan by enhancing visitor experience and facilitating personal connections with Parks Canada places.


Hydro-Québec Vegetation Management

Chambly, Quebec, July 7, 2014 – Parks Canada wishes to inform the public that Hydro-Québec will be conducting work on both Saint-Jacques Street in Chambly and Sainte-Thérèse Street in Carignan. This work will involve cutting down four trees that pose a danger to the electrical grid, and pruning trees in 25 line spans (a span is the portion of line between two consecutive poles) at the Chambly Canal National Historic Site.

The work will be carried out over several days, from now until August 15, 2014. The path at the Chambly Canal will be marginally impacted at the respective sections during the entire work period. Hydro-Québec trucks may be required to travel on the path. To ensure safety, work areas will be marked off with cones. Parks Canada asks everyone to exercise patience and caution, in addition to respecting the temporary signage.

Parks Canada’s five historic canals in Quebec have played a key role in the commercial, industrial and social development of Canada. With their outstanding natural beauty and rich cultural heritage, these exceptional attractions have become a must for bike rides, picnics and walks for residents, hikers and boaters alike.