Cariboo North MLA Coralee Oakes presents Todd Stone, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure, with letters from the Quesnel area regarding a proposed truck route.

During the current legislative session, Coralee Oakes, MLA for Cariboo North and Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development, met with Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Todd Stone on the 10 year “BC on the Move” Transportation Plan.

“Over the past months, I have had several meetings with Minister Stone on the proposed truck route,” said Oakes. “We had an encouraging discussion on how to engage Quesnel residents on an issue that has been discussed in our community for years.  It is our time as a community to come forward and strongly support a truck route as part of the next steps of strengthening Quesnel.”

Numerous letters have been received in Oakes’ constituency office since the Transportation engagement process started in October.

“I am pleased that the residents of this community have participated in the engagement process and in such high numbers,” highlighted MLA Oakes.  “Establishing a truck route can go a long way in helping our community attract new residents, supporting our current industries, creating efficiencies in the movement of goods and services, improving air quality in Quesnel and reducing risks and safety challenges, especially for our seniors in the downtown core.”

Letters supporting a truck route are being accepted at the MLA constituency office in Quesnel at 644A Front Street.  For more information, residents are encouraged to contact the office at 250-991-0296 or email coralee.oakes.mla@leg.bc.ca