PRRD to ask for "Community Rail"

Must Read

RCMP looking for Susanne Rotmeyer

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - The Fort St. John RCMP are trying to locate Susanne Rotmeyer to...

Wilkinson aims to be B.C. premier after cabinet role, working as doctor and lawyer

VANCOUVER — Former cabinet colleague Bill Bennett warns anyone verbally sparring with B.C. Liberal Leader Andrew Wilkinson to be...

A QuickSketch of British Columbia Liberal Leader Andrew Wilkinson

A sketch of Andrew Wilkinson, leader of British Columbia's Liberal party:  Age: 63.   Family: Married to Barbara Grantham. They have...

The Peace River Regional District is hoping to make BC’s carbon footprint a little lighter—not with new technology, but with rail.

Members of the PRRD will join representatives of other communities in the province at a Union of BC Municipalities Conference in Penticton later this month. The PRRD hopes to pass a resolution at the conference to endorse what it calls “community rail.”

The resolution would see BC cities push for rail to be used as a “green” alternative to trucking, with a specific focus on consumer goods transportation between communities. If the resolution passes, it would require the UBCM to lobby the provincial government, as well as CN and CP Rail, to design and develop the system of inter-community routes.

- Advertisement -

Although the verdict on the resolution won’t be known until later this month, the UBCM Resolutions Committee has recommended Union members approve the resolution.

- Advertisement -

Community Interviews with Moose FM

Subscribe to our newsletter

Get the latest news delivered to your mailbox every morning.

More Articles Like This