West Coast pushing for new junction sign

The West Coast wants its junction cleaned up and will collectively push BC’s Ministry of Highways to install a new sign that offers direction to travelers headed to all the West Coast’s communities.

The ministry currently has two blue signs at the junction that tell drivers how far they are from Ucluelet and Tofino and Irving suggested both signs have become rusted and unkempt.

He said the West Coast will lobby for a consolidated sign that includes Ucluelet, Tofino and First Nations.

Ucluelet will draft a letter, which will then be perused by Tofino and First Nation communities before being sent to the ministry.

Irving said there is time for everyone to sign off on the letter before it is sent. 

“The (ministry’s) budget is spent for signs this year so it’s just to put it on record that we formally want it budgeted for the coming year,” Irving said.

reporter@westerlynews.ca