Sponsors: District of Stewart
NCLGA Executive Recommendation: Endorse | Endorsed by the NCLGA Membership - Amended & Endorsed by the UBCM Membership
WHEREAS rural and remote communities in British Columbia are experiencing renewed economic development; and
WHEREAS accessing communities through established transportation routes is a vital component for fostering economic development; now
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the North Central Local Government Association and the Union of British Columbia Municipalities recommend that the Provincial Transportation Minister take a proactive approach and refurbish existing highways accessing Northern British Columbia.
UBCM Comments: The UBCM membership has responded variously to resolutions calling on the provincial government to refurbish or upgrade highways in northern BC.
Members have endorsed resolutions generally supportive of highway improvement throughout the province, or on routes that have a significant impact on the provincial economy (2013-B13, 2008-B110, 2003-B11, 2000-B63, 1999-B47, 1998-B54, 1996-B93).
However, resolutions calling for upgrades to highways in specific areas of the province have not been endorsed by UBCM members (2011-B161, 2011-B162); while some resolutions due to their regional focus have not been admitted for debate (2013-C10, 2009-C33, 2005-C17, 2004-C35, 2004-C36, 2004-C37, 2003-C49, 2001-C27).