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Trans Mountain pipeline project moves ahead with blasting around Hope

The District of Hope sent out a notice warning residents to expect noise the next 3-4 weeks
A sign posted at the Hope Lookout Mountain trail head warns hikers of Trans Mountain pipeline construction ahead. Noise pollution will be a new issue over the next three to four weeks as blasting occurs. (Facebook photo)

Things are going to be noisier around Hope the next three to four weeks.

That’s the timeframe given by Trans Mountain as blasting begins, part of the ongoing pipeline expansion work.

Blasting is scheduled to begin Friday (May 28), and the District of Hope warns residents to expect it to happen two to four times a day, between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

There will be no blasting on Sundays.

According to the District of Hope notice, all blasts will be double matted. Blasting matts are placed over an explosion to contain it, preventing dust and debris from flying everywhere. The matts are often made of cut up rubber tires that are tied together with ropes, cables or chains.

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Eric Welsh

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I joined the Chilliwack Progress in 2007, originally hired as a sports reporter.
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