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Posted: January 25, 2022

Stakeholders meeting to address public and wildlife safety

This winter came in like a freight train with record snowfalls caused by atmospheric rivers. While there was much attention on flooding in the Lower Mainland, our Kootenay National Park region was hard hit this past November with heavy snowfall and road closures.

Traffic on Highway 93 and Highway 95 has dramatically increased with the Kicking Horse Canyon Project resulting in a corresponding rise in safety issues.

In response to numerous concerns voiced by the public, Columbia River-Revelstoke MLA Doug Clovechok and Regional District of East Kootenay (RDEK) Electoral Area G Director Gerry Wilkie are convening a stakeholders’ meeting for February 1 to discuss further measures to improve public safety and wildlife protection.

“This meeting will focus on what happened, what worked, what didn’t work and what can be done better,” said MLA Clovechok.

Representatives from local government, the RDEK, Parks Canada, Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, Commercial Vehicle Safety and Enforcement, and RCMP will participate.

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