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Highway of Tears gets $3M for transportation safety plan

CBC News
Realistically, there's only so much can be done
The long term goal should be to be helping these remote communities become more and more self-sufficient so there's less need for a community member to have to travel to and fro their home to a neighbouring town for particular needs, or to strengthen the presence of civilization along side those roads and highways.
However, three million dollars? Honestly, it seems quite a bit low. This is over 700 kms, altogether, with many communities, in-between. And the winter conditions alone are harsh and demanding. Three million dollars will be used up, very quickly.
The most helpful part of this would probably be the $1.6 million allocated toward BC Transit. An extra bus per community with an extra diver should help, although it's a question if the funding will stretch to cover all the communities, in-between.
Considering this is the provincial government, they can only do so much, and only indirectly. Now it's up to the federal government to step up to the plate, and get something more substantial worked out, in regards to actually helping First Nations, directly.


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