Open letter to the Tourism Industry Association of the Yukon:
I wanted to share with you some of my recent thoughts and experiences on the Alaska Highway. We drove down south to Vancouver Island January 11, 12 and 13. I was wondering if TIA was aware of the very heavy traffic between Ft. St. John and Ft. Nelson?
I drove the same highway two years ago and at the time, I thought it was busy with industrial traffic. This was by far worse.
The LNG trucks, the business trucks and the nature of the highway made for some interesting nail biting! This and the expanded gas flares and access roads along the highway.
I beg you to drive it and discover it for yourself. I think the Yukon should be concerned. I also understand that the B.C. government is aware of the many deaths and injuries on that same piece of highway.
I honestly wish in hindsight that I filmed our drive down. Things are changing in Northern B.C. and fast. Northern B.C. has been likened to the tar sands of northern Alberta. See for yourself.