Tofino council: Is Province dropping ball on road?

Tofino’s municipal council is concerned about the shape of the highway heading into town and believes the Province could be dropping the ball on road maintenance. During last week’s regular council meeting, Coun. Cathy Thicke said several locals have raised the highway’s condition to her and she herself has noticed it is becoming unsafe.

“I do a fair bit of (bike) riding on that road and it is quite dangerous,” she said,

adding she was concerned with the amount of rubble on the road especially in light of the fact that there are no shoulders. District staff are spending time on the road’s maintenance despite her belief that the Province has hired a contractor to do the work, she said.

She suggested council write a letter to the Province and ask for clarification on what the Province’s responsibilities are in terms of road maintenance.

“So that we are not incurring costs that are over and above what this community needs to bear,” she said. “It’s not just about accidents, it’s about time and money that we are incurring.”

Coun. Al Anderson agreed and suggested along with the letter council should request a meeting with BC’s Ministry of Transportation during the Union of BC Municipalities Convention (UBCM) this fall. He said his main concerns about the highway are maintenance

Just Posted

VIDEO: Pacific Rim Whale Festival’s Chowder Chow Down winners announced in Ucluelet

The event serves as the largest annual fundraiser for the Food Bank on the Edge.

VIDEO: Ucluelet extinguishes Tofino at Spout Ball Challenge

The popular Pacific Rim Whale Festival event was a spectacular success for firefighters and fans.

WATCH: Annual art show opens at Black Rock Resort in Ucluelet

Visitors encouraged to vote for their favourite work of art from March 16-25.

Tla-o-qui-aht artist carving out conversation in Ucluelet

“When you’re creating together and making work together, those conversations really come naturally.”

VIDEO: Ucluelet’s Wild Pacific Trail welcomes new feature

“It’s special. It’s something that people don’t see.”

VIDEO: Ucluelet extinguishes Tofino at Spout Ball Challenge

The popular Pacific Rim Whale Festival event was a spectacular success for firefighters and fans.

How to keep local news visible in your Facebook feed

Facebook has changed the news feed to emphasize personal connections. You might see less news.

Anti-pipeline protestors block Kinder Morgan tanker near Seattle

Protest was spurred on by the 28 anti-Kinder Morgan activists arrested in Burnaby

Some surprises in new book about B.C. labour movement

“On the Line” charts history of the union movement back to the 1800s

B.C. cyclist races to first win of the season in New Zealand

Casey Brown captures Enduro title by more than two minutes at Crankworx Rotorua

Notorious Russian troll farm also took swipes at Canadian targets

Targets included oil infrastructure and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Cirque du Soleil aerialist dies after fall during Florida show

Longtime performer fell while performing in VOLTA

Canada earns second Paralympic Games silver in 20 years

Held 1-0 lead in para hockey game from 12:06 of first to dying seconds of third and lost in overtime

LETTERS: Two views of oil pipeline protests

U.S. and other petroleum-rich countries aren’t cutting production

Most Read