Co-operate

THE CITY of Terrace’s efforts to fix its roads on a strictly limited budget has received a boost.

THE CITY of Terrace’s efforts to fix its roads on a strictly limited budget has received a boost.

The provincial transportation ministry is doing some extensive highway work this summer, some of which involves pulverizing asphalt, digging down about a foot and then using the material to create a roadbed for paving.

The contract went to a Penticton company and part of the cost involves bringing up the equipment and crews from down south.

There’s no way the city could afford to bring up the equipment and crews by itself. But since the company is in the area and its transport costs have already been covered by the transportation ministry contract, hiring it for work within the city becomes more affordable.

This is in no way represents a subsidy or benefit provided to the city by the province but it is an example of how good things can happen given the right circumstances.

Much the same thinking is going on at city hall into another nagging problem – disposing of the former Terrace Co-op building and, in particular, the asbestos within.

A very large industrial project is about to start just to the south of us. Some of the work apparently involves removing asbestos from older buildings. Having a company expert in that field setting up shop in the area to do that work could prove beneficial to the city if it wanted to start dismantling the Co-op.

This editorial appears in the May 18, 2011 print edition of The Terrace Standard.

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