Columbia blasting delayed until Sunday

Rossland city staff have advised that the blasting schedule has changed from the previously reported times and will now take place Sunday.

Rossland city staff have advised that the blasting schedule has changed from the previously reported times. It will now take place on Sunday, June 3 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The tentative schedule for the day looks like this:

At 7 a.m. holes will be loaded with powder, Once loaded the first section will be covered with Mats and cover material

At 10 a.m. the first section will be fired, mats moved to second section

At 1 p.m. the second section fired, and mats moved to third section

At 4 p.m. the third section will be fired.

Mayor Greg Granstrom said that this is very controlled blasting and should not alarm the public.

He said it’s a normal construction event and is not the blast one might see in open pit situations, adding that the blast itself should provide not much more shock than a Chambers truck hitting a pothole at 50 km/h.

During the procedure the public will be kept back during the blast itself.(a couple of minutes) the rest of the time the public can shop as usual.