Road markings

Resident concerned about safety conditions on local highways

Regarding road markings, you are so right Roy Bouman.

All of our roads are the same. Try driving Highway 6 to Lumby at night or in the rain, the Coquihalla or the Trans-Canada east.

Strange as it may be, our RCMP drive these roads and do nothing about it. Not their job, I guess, to have to mention it to highways.

I presume politicians drive and never notice as do our local councillors. But they are too concerned with anti-idling bylaws. Our local road maintenance companies never notice as that would mean they may have to get the lines redone. And all of the Ministry of Transportation employees that look after the building and, I presume the maintaining of our roads, never notice as they are too busy.

I am sure there are accidents caused by the lack of lines, but no one seems too concerned about that.

My understanding is that to save money, the government decided to buy cheaper paint and that the tree huggers requested that the reflective content (finely ground glass and plastics) be removed in case some wild animals lick it. But they can lick the salt off the road.

What can you do? Nothing, because nobody that should really care does and more importantly, they can’t really be bothered.

Jeff Miller



Just Posted

Coldstream celebrates spring with Easter egg hunt

The family-friendly event takes place Mackie Lake House Saturday, April 20 at 10 a.m.

Vernon woman launches sewing studio

“I know there’s a lot of people up and down the valley that would love to sew.”

Vipers win pivotal game 5 to take 3-2 series lead

Vipers beat the Trail Smoke Eaters by a score of 5-2 and will look to end the series Saturday night in Trail at 7 p.m. at the Trail Memorial Centre. Contributed: Vernon Vipers Staff

None injured in small fire near Lumby

“It looks like it was accidental, definitely nothing suspicious.”

Vernon road closed again following landslide

The road that was reopened Thursday morning was closed again Friday following geotechnical engineer report.

Sparks fly as SUV speeds down wrong side of Highway 1 trying to flee RCMP

Captured on video, the vehicle headed westbound against oncoming traffic before crashing

1,300 cruise ship passengers rescued by helicopter amid storm off Norway’s coast

Rescue teams with helicopters and boats were sent to evacuate the cruise ship under extremely difficult circumstances

Former Okanagan teen found safe after disappearing from YVR airport

Ethan Burnett, 14, was found safe in Kelowna on March 22

B.C. university to offer first graduate program on mindfulness in Canada

University of the Fraser Valley says the mostly-online program focuses on self-care and well being

Province announces $18.6 million for B.C. Search and Rescue

The funding, spread over three years, to pay for operations, equipment, and training

Late-season wave of the flu makes its round in B.C.

BC Centre for Disease Control reported 50 per cent jump in flu cases in first weeks of March

Tofino’s housing crisis causing some to seek shelter at the local hospital

Tofino’s housing crisis is pushing the town’s ‘hidden homeless’ population into the forefront.

Sentencing judge in Broncos crash calls for carnage on highways to end

Judge Inez Cardinal sentenced Jaskirat Singh Sidhu to eight years

2 fires in Victoria caused by cigarettes prompts warning from deputy fire chief

Two separate fires caused by cigarette butts were avoidable

Most Read