With a vital road deteriorating, Doig River First Nation seeks rebuild

June 3, 2022

Source: Energetic City

ROSE PRAIRIE, B.C. – Pederson’s Crossing—the northernmost road across the Beatton River that leads from Rose Prairie to Doig First Nation—is in rough shape after landslides this spring.

With little action taken by the province to fix the road and the hill it is sliding down, Emergency Operations Centre Coordinator of the Doig River First Nation, Owen Bloor, is determined to see the road renovated and keep his community connected to the rest of the region before the road that leads to it falls off the map.

The state of the road leading across the river speaks to a familiar and frustrating narrative. Although action and aid are promised to First Nations practical solutions—like ensuring the road they rely on functions—are rare. 

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