Local decisions don’t make any sense

The chain up light on the Fraser-Hope Bridge should have been on the south side

So much for the economic development the new bridge was supposed to bring.

The only way the town will make money off it will be if the bylaws officer sits at the bridge all day giving tickets to vehicles over the 3, 000 kg weight limit that was put on it, like the Lakeway Market delivery truck, building supply trucks to homes being built or even most motorhomes going into Kawkawa Lake.

The new Pilot Flying J lot also looks a lot smaller than was  advertised. So still no 24-hour food service in town now.

Lastly, why was the new chain up light put up right after you cross the Fraser River going north? It should have been on the south side so trucks could at least use the right lane on Water Avenue to chain up. Now when the chain up is on it will totally cut off the flow across the bridge making it impossible for local traffic to get by. Let’s hope an ambulance doesn’t get stuck on the wrong side of the bridge waiting for trucks to chain up on the bridge.

Lorne Fortune,

Hope

Just Posted

Busy first month for Hope’s extreme weather shelter

Two men, homeless, want warm spaces during day

BC Liberal leadership hopeful Micheal Lee stops in Hope

Only party members can vote in leadership vote Feb. 1-3

Men accused in Michael Bonin’s murder knew him: IHIT

20-year-old’s body found on a rural service road North of Hope in April

Trial begins for man charged with 2010 murder of Mandy Johnson

Langley single mom was fatally shot while in vehicle in Abbotsford

KPU campuses go smoke-free starting Jan. 21 – and that includes vaping

‘We didn’t make this decision lightly’ says prez of the Surrey-based institution

B.C. cougar kitten rescued after mother struck by vehicle

Conservation Officers find home for young kitten found dehydrated and frostbitten near Williams Lake

Mother struggles to make rent after robbery outside ER

Gofundme campaign started to cover costs

Hope drag racer pursuing perfection at the drag strip

Rick Limb’s mission: reliability and consistency

Hope hikers encounter wolf near Alexandra Bridge

Wolf sightings uncommon, number of wolves growing in B.C.: conservation officer

SD78 board meeting: Careers program grows

Also: Board to track their attendance for transparency, CE Barry running track goes ahead

WestJet appeals lost bid to scrap harassment lawsuit

Airline argues judge was wrong to have dismissed the company’s application to strike the legal action

Can U.S. border guards search your phone? Yes, and here’s how

Secretary of homeland security explains a new policy that let’s border guards check phones

‘Beautiful writer’ Nancy Richler dies of cancer in Vancouver hospital

Montreal-born author spent most of her adult life in B.C. as a fiction writer and novelist

B.C. commuters vote to rename bus service to ‘Jeff’

The company asked and the people of Facebook answered

Most Read