Dakus and his brother have decided to close and block off the property for now and want it to be turned into a regional park for everyone to use.
“We need to close it for now and we need to try our very best to get it into a park status,” he said.
The closure comes a few days after a someone died of injuries sustained at the site. CTV News has confirmed with the BC Coroners Services that a man died on July 9 after an incident at the quarry on June 27.
“I heard that he went off a cliff with his ATV,” said resident Owen Seeton. “It’s a tragedy for him and his family.”