Bear River Canal

Closures, court cases, development, protests mark 2011 in Auburn

By Jenifer Gee Journal Editor As we welcome in 2012 and what the year has to bring, it’s also a time when we can reflect on what stories and events stood out in 2011. Auburn†...

Wanted: Brave souls to fix canal

If you read the May 8 Sunday Journal about “canal repair” you read what Steve Bennett, PG&E operations manager said. He said that some of the hazards at the canal break are may ...

Together we can weather canal break

One of the defining characteristics of the Auburn community is our ability to pull together in a crisis. When the 49 Fire vanquished 63 homes and businesses, residents rushed in t ...

Time to call the canal-padders

Just took my morning walk along the Bear River Canal. Nice to see that the hazard trees were removed. It is such a pain when folks may have to get off their bikes to go around a t ...

Family’s raft trip down canal saved by Weimar man

A family’s mistaken trip down a Weimar canal was saved thanks to the help of a local man who answered a cry for help. Weimar resident Phil Barker was in his home garage Thursda ...