Petition to be presented on Bella Coola road

We each may not have known Nelson Mandela personally, but he has to be an inspiration for us all.

Editor:

We each may not have known Nelson Mandela personally, but he has to be an inspiration for us all.

What I like about Mandela is his forgiving nature, after having spent almost quarter of his lifetime in prison, he was able to put that behind him and build a country.

I sincerely hope and pray that more government leaders will learn from the lessons that he has taught us. One thing that stands out in my mind about Mandela was his winning smile. A smile cost nothing for any of us and it is something we can each freely share.

On the 18th of December, at the Discovery Center, I will have the opportunity to present to our MLA, Donna Barnett, a petition regarding the Bella Coola road, the almost 900 signature petition has been gathered over a period of time with signatures from all over B.C., Alberta and as far east as Ontario. While the ferry service is not mentioned on the petition, the road over the mountains certainly hurts and affects the ferry service.

The presentation to Barnett will take place at 11 a.m. for those that are interested.

Also for those Interested, there will also be a display of historical information regarding past surveys of roads over these coastal mountains. One of the last government surveys to take place occurred over a period of two years 1969 – 1971. This survey called for a 70 mile per hour highway from just east of Nimpo Lake to Hagensborg.

Doug Wilson

Williams Lake

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