Green leader targets Stickle plan

B.C.’s Green Party leader is getting involved in Stickle Road.

Andrew Weaver has written to Transportation Minister Claire Trevena demanding information about the extension of Stickle Road through BX Creek Delta Park.

“It is my understanding that the impacted wetland is key habitat for four protected species – the screech owl, western skink, western grebe, and American badger – and that the proposed changes will not accommodate bike or pedestrian travel,” he said in the letter.

“I view these as substantial drawbacks to the proposal as it currently stands and would appreciate clarification as to why they are not being better addressed.”

Weaver says he has heard from local residents who want the speed limit at Highway 97 and Stickle Road reduced to 50 kilometres an hour so the ministry develops a traffic plan that works for multiple stakeholder groups.