Enough people turn off the Trans-Canada Highway onto Greenstone Mountain Road that a left-turn lane is needed, the regional director for Savona-Cherry Creek area said Thursday.
Ronaye Elliott asked her fellow directors to send a letter of request to the province asking that the lane to be created in order to slow vehicles down as they turn off the highway.
She said vehicles cut the corner and drive across private land. A left-turn lane should prevent this and reduce the risk of an accident.
The board voted unanimously in favour of Elliott's motion.
Open campsites longer
Closing provincial campsites in the 70 Mile House area in early September encourages people to camp, litter and start fires on private property and Crown land.
Which is why Sally Watson, the director for Bonaparte Plateau, asked the Thompson-Nicola Regional District board to send a letter to the province requesting the campsites stay open longer.
The sites are currently shuttered after the Labour Day weekend, but hunting, fishing and other outdoor activities continue well into November and people camp wherever they find the room. Watson said the campsites should remain open as long as the weather permits.
Her motion was 100 per cent supported by the board.