Letter: Bumpy roads lead to kitty litter demand

Editor:

I read the Kamloops This Week article about the continued demand for kitty litter, and while I am happy for the company and its employees are making a profit, I am also annoyed by the constant heavy gravel truck traffic up on Tranquille-Criss Creek Road, leading to the mine at the Red Lake area.

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While they are raking in the money, we people living up here keep forking it out to fix our vehicles’ suspension, tires, etc. — issues arising from the constant washboard and pothole littered track up here.

I talked to a person from Argo Road Services to find out that they alone are responsible for keeping this road maintained. Well, I hope that the budget for the road maintenance has been increased by higher tax contribution from the mine and Absorbent Products company to put the graders more often onto this road after that mine got so busy.

They should be held responsible, because it will take us people 10 times longer to screw up this road with our small pick-up trucks and cars than they do with their huge gravel trucks in just one week.

Frank German

Kamloops

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