Construction is underway on Ste Agathe’s newest amenity.

This equipment can be seen at the construction site in Ste. Agathe. Vice President of Ste Agathe Community Development Inc. Joel Gagnon has been spearheading a project to put a boat launch along Pembina Trail.

“It’s a cool project that’s giving access to the Red River,” says Gagnon, “it’s really the only access point that’s going to be of this magnitude between the US border and Winnipeg.”

Gagnon guesses crews could complete the launch in a couple of weeks, after which he says the floating dock will be installed.

“We’re really proud of the fact that we’ve been able to get to this point and that construction has just started,” says Gagnon.

Regarding its completion, however, Gagnon remained noncommittal, “we’re hoping, fingers crossed, that it will be next summer.”

Video credit: Shaun Crew with Crewzerboys Films