Logs escaped the Interfor sawmill over a week ago and jammed on the shore of the Columbia River across from Millenium Park.

Logs escaped the Interfor sawmill over a week ago and jammed on the shore of the Columbia River across from Millenium Park.

Runaway logs on the Columbia

Logs escaped the Interfor sawmill during a storm and jammed on the riverbank across from Millenium Park.

Chelsea Novak

 

Castlegar News

 

Visitors to Millenium Park may have noticed four bundles of logs jammed on the opposite shore of the Columbia River over the past week.

The logs escaped the Interfor Sawmill over a week ago, during a storm.

“[They] broke free from their pens—some cables broke—and they went down river,” explained Andrew Horahan, regional general manager of Interior operations at Interfor.

Plans are underway to retrieve the logs and return them to the sawmill.

“We’re just working on a strategy today to make sure we can get them safely,” Horahan said on Monday. “It’s difficult to send boats downriver and try to toe them back upstream, and we have to wait for the right conditions to ensure the safety of our crews on the boats.”