Boom no cause for concern

A loud boom and plume of dust had Armstrong residents wondering what was happening at a nearby mountain.

Social media was buzzing Friday morning with reports of an 'explosion' followed by dust shooting into the air.

But there is no cause for alarm, according to the people behind the detonation. Officials with Wood Mountain Adventure Park laid concerns to rest with a Facebook post.

“As many have heard, and seen, we have had professional blasters perform a controlled blast on the mountain this morning. We are working on the network of existing logging roads that are up the mountain to improve access to certain areas. Some have questioned if we are starting construction of the park before approval and this is NOT THE CASE. We are simply improving what is currently on our land for whatever we end up doing with it in the future. We do anticipate one more smaller blast sometime between now and Monday,” said the post.

Jack and Patti Wood are looking to build a complete adventure park on their property in Armstrong that rises more than 200 metres up a slope.

Wood Mountain Adventure Park would feature zip lines, a children's challenge zone tree climbs, and a mountain coaster attraction.

They have not yet received approval from the municipality to move forward with the ambitious project.

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