The Cape Breton Island Hoppers Volkssport Club Permanent Sanctioned Walk Events located in Sydney and North Sydney are cancelled, until further notice, due to the recent flooding caused by hurricane Mathew.
CBRM work crews, and NSP emergency crews are out repairing roads, bridges and power lines.
Many areas of these trails are impassable.
YOUR SAFETY SHOULD BE YOUR PRIME CONCERN.
The Permanent Seasonal Walk Events located in Glace Bay, and Louisbourg are also closed and will cease from now until the new season begins in early May 2017.
There are no reports of damage or street closing in Baddeck; this Seasonal Walk Event will remain open until the end of October as posted, or unless there is more bad news from that location.
At this time, the Guided Walk Event at Lewis Mountain, on Sunday 16 October will proceed as planned.
Again we must caution that adverse weather and trail conditions will determine the outcome as another storm is making its way up the Atlantic Coast this coming weekend.
Any changes to our schedule will be posted as quickly as possible.
If you have any questions or want to pass on any new developments that we are not aware of, please do not hesitate to contact CBIH club president Cal Thistle or the Trails Coordinator Rollie Coombes at the club email address or post on our Facebook account.
For those interested in seeing flood conditions in Cape Breton and other parts of Nova Scotia, there are many videos being posted dail on social media outlets.