Igor Leaves Significant Damage on the East Coast Trail

Spurwink Island Path

Gord Follett

Sep 24, 2010

Igor Leaves Significant Damage on the East Coast Trail

Friday, September 24, 2010

Press Release-

This week, Hurricane Igor swept across the island, damaging homes, buildings and property, knocking out power lines, and leaving thousands stranded.

The East Coast Trail also received significant damage during the hurricane, resulting in serious safety hazards in many places. It is also currently quite difficult to access the trail in some locations.

The East Coast Trail Association wishes to advise hikers and the residents of communities along the trail of the potential dangers on the trail. Please use extreme caution if using any of the trails.

The Association has not yet completed a full assessment. However, a partial assessment has indicated there are an estimated 1,500 trees down along the eight (8) trails surveyed on Wednesday of this week.

Please contact the ECTA office or visit our website if you have any questions.

About The East Coast Trail Association:
The East Coast Trail Association is a volunteer-run & member supported registered charity. The ECTA’s mission is to develop, maintain and preserve the East Coast Trail while respecting the integrity of our natural environment, the needs of our communities, and delivering a high quality wilderness hiking experience. The ECTA improves our heritage trail with the assistance of government, corporate and individual donations, and the dedication of volunteers.

For further information, please contact:
Randy Murphy,
East Coast Trail Association,

Press Contacts:
Chris O’Brien
Phone: (709) 749-6836
BB: chris.obrien@obrienconsulting.ca

Stephanie Porter

– END –