I note your timely article, “Highway 101 alternate route consultation coming,” was written the same week the BC NDP government announced it will be re-building a $789 million dollar Royal BC Museum.
Of course, we can imagine the costs of the museum may well soar to over $1 billion.
While having a new museum could be a boost for tourism and a wonderful resource for B.C. school children and their families, what about those of us who currently have great difficulty accessing reasonable housing? Perhaps we could stay warm by spending our days in the museum. Will there be cots? Or what about those of us travelling an increasingly more dangerous highway, or those of us sorely inconvenienced by a ferry service that must rival the worst in the developed world.
Certainly, we won’t be ferrying to the museum – that would take all day!
This article notes that Robin Merriott says for $350 million, the government could build a new bypass from Langdale to Sechelt.
Instead, it appears that money will go to an additional $224 million storage facility to house the museum collectibles until the museum is finished in 2030. What strange priorities our government has.
Maggi Bailey Carson