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Marianne Halko

Mar 21st, 2019

Josephine Zille

Mar 14th, 2019

Barbara Sokol

Mar 11th, 2019

Doug Quail

Mar 8th, 2019

Jane Gauthier

Mar 7th, 2019

Carol Linda Blankman

Mar 6th, 2019

Reader Poll

In 2016, the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure (MOTI) installed two wildlife detection systems in the Elk Valley; one west of Fernie in the rock cuts, and one east of Sparwood.

According to MOTI there are nine thermal cameras set up in each wildlife detection corridor, and they work in conjunction with radar sensors to detect wildlife and alert drivers of their presence with flashing roadside signs. The two detection systems cover about nine kilometres of Highway 3 where large populations of animals tend to roam. The two systems cost approximately $1.5M to install.

Poll Question: As a driver, do you think these systems are an effective way to avoid collisions with wildlife?