Coldstream has suggested a stop of interest sign at Cosens Bay Road at Kalamalka Lake Provincial Park.

Coldstream has suggested a stop of interest sign at Cosens Bay Road at Kalamalka Lake Provincial Park.

Stops of interest put forward in Coldstream

A glacial erratic rock and former military training ground are potential stops of interest in Coldstream.

A glacial erratic rock and former military training ground are potential stops of interest in Coldstream.

The Ministry of Transportation is seeking nominations for new stop of interest signs so Coldstream came up with a few suggestions, including a glacial erratic rock at Grey Road and Highway 6, the army camp parking lot, or Cosens Bay Road at the entrance to Kalamalka Lake Provincial Park.

“A lot of Canadian troops trained in that area,” said Coun. Richard Enns of the Cosens Bay area.

The crest of the Highway 97 overpass in Lake Country was also suggested, but Lake Country is currently focusing on other higher priorities with the ministry.

“They (ministry) are looking for them,” said Mayor Jim Garlick, as there is no guarantee signs will be posted.

“They’ve sent them out everywhere, municipalities, schools.”

Endorsement en route

Support is being delivered for continued mail service in Coldstream.

Coldstream has submitted a letter to the Canada Post Review task force to keep home delivery in place at least for the next 10 years.

“There’s still a lot of older people in the community that benefit,” said Coun. Richard Enns.

Canada Post currently provides service to 5,000 points of delivery in Coldstream alone. Between the home delivery and mail box stations, there are 10 routes, which provides employment for 10 carriers, five days a week.

Coldstream acknowledges that Canada Post services are shifting to e-commerce and parcel delivery.

“I think in the next 10 years we’re probably going to see an evolution of Canada Post,” said Enns.

But the district is asking Canada Post to retain the moratorium on changes away from home delivery for 10 years.

“It gives a chance for our older citizens to adapt and adjust,” said Enns.

Coldstream also notes that having a parcel delivered by Canada Post is three times less environmentally harmful in terms of C02 emissions than a customer pickup over a five-kilometre trip.