We have a fabulous walking trail that winds through the woods and our town does a good job of keeping it clean. There is someone out there enjoying the trail at all hours. Early this morning and even after 8 am, there was a spectacular light show to be enjoyed while walking!
For those who regularly venture up highway for an afternoon drive, a hiking trip or a weekend camping trip outhouses are an ongoing concern. At Monday's Regional Council Meeting the decision was made to de-commission the outhouses at Steamboat and Allen's Lookout and entering into agreements with various operators along the highway to provide facilities for the public. The nearest facilities will be Tetsa River Services, Toad River, Double G and the Liard Hot Springs Lodge. I venture up highway often and am aware of the number of truckers that overnight at the Steamboat brake check as well as the number of travellers who stop solely to use the facilities. I know the truckers are regulars at Toad River and Double G but have a hard time seeing those truckers pulling into Tetsa River Services. Shall be interesting to see what the Steamboat brake check will look like after a few months of no facilities!!!
Considering that Alaska Highway news has this story and the info is on their website, this is something that is accurate and you may be interested in reading.
Having been away and driving through the various communities along our highway I am always struck by the beauty of our modest little community that greets the traveller as they come into town. We have to be proud of the lights, both festive and the ones that remain all winter .... or in other words, during the darkness! No other community along our highway offers such a festive and welcoming sight! Fort Nelson ... the street where we live!