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Extending the sewer line and Valley Trail to Emerald Estates will cost more than originally budgeted, even with paving and fencing deferred to 1997. The municipality set a budget of $2,010,000 for the project, $1,380,000 of which was to come from the Sewer Fund and $630,000 from the Recreation Fund. However the lowest of five bids received was $2,105,862.72, from Westpro Constructors Group Ltd. With the cost of consulting engineering and aerial photo work —already done — included the project cost grew to $2,355,370, approximately 17 per cent over the original budget. By deferring paving of the trail and construction of the hand rail until next year approximately $230,000 will be saved, bringing the total cost for this year to $2,115,300. That’s still $105,000 (5.2 per cent) over budget for this year. The additional money will come from the Recreation Fund. The work should be completed by the end of October or early November. The trail will not be plowed or groomed this winter. West Vancouver will host the 6th Annual Harmony Arts Festival Aug. 9-18. The 10-day celebration will use local beaches, parks, streets, and store fronts to celebrate arts and entertainment. The festival will feature free nightly outdoor concerts with bands such as Big Yellow Taxi, Gypsalero and Urbana, as well as classical ensembles and performance groups. Creative Kids Day, Saturday Aug. 17, will feature art stations around John Lawson Park. Stations include storytelling and puppetry, mural painting and music improvisation. Art in the Park will give spectators an opportunity to watch artists in West Vancouver parks creating pieces to be sold on the final day of the festival. Other art demos include a weaver, a sculptor and First Nations carver. Over 130 shop windows from Ambleside to Dundarave will be converted into a street galleria to display artwork. The 1995 festival saw more than 200 visual artists and artisans and 110 musical performers. Terri Slavik-Tsuyuki is Mark Woodburn is the new marketing manager

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