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Kirkfield Lift Lock To Open Season With Single-Chamber Lockages After Mechanical Failure Last September

KAWARTHA LAKES-Parks Canada is advising boaters that expedited single-chamber lockages will be in place for the beginning of the 2023 season.

On September 2, 2022, the Kirkfield Lift Lock site was closed due to a mechanical failure. The lock became unstable and water poured over the sides leaving passengers of the Kawartha Voyageur stuck onboard. Read more here:https://www.kawartha411.ca/2022/09/03/passengers-of-kawartha-voyageur-cruise-evacuated-after-scary-liftlock-failure/

Since then, construction crews have been on-site working to restore the lock to full operation. Officials say repairs are ongoing.

These single-chamber lockages will operate on demand and are estimated to take approximately 60 minutes. This timing will be finalized upon the final commissioning of a new pump installation. In addition, short delays may be experienced as vessels are grouped for each transfer. Boaters are being requested to remain on their vessels during the transfer and listen carefully to all instructions provided by lock staff.

Given the current conditions and with construction activities expected to continue outside of regular hours of operation, overnight mooring is not recommended at this time, and boaters are encouraged to moor at adjacent lockstations. If boaters should decide to moor at the Kirkfield Lift Lock site, they will be placed on the upper reach of the Lift Lock but will be able to access the grounds and public washrooms via the south stairs from the upper reach.

For land-based visitors, due to the requirements of the construction project, the public parking lot at the lockstation will be closed until further notice.  Visitors to the site are also asked to respect any temporary restrictions to the grounds that may be in place for the construction project.

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Pamela Vanmeer
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Pamela VanMeer is a two time winner of the prestigious Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) Award. Her investigative reports on abuse in Long Term Care Homes garnered international attention for the issue and won the Ron Laidlaw Award. She is a former reporter and anchor at CHEX News, now Global Peterborough and helped launch the New CHEX Daily, a daily half hour talk show. While at CHCH News in Hamilton she covered some of the biggest news stories of the day.

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