Posted by: Loren Coleman on February 25th, 2007
In a review of this week’s transportation news, I note the names of a couple of my favorite unknown hairy hominoids, who remain on the fast track to a deeper legacy in popular culture.
During a caravan tour of the proposed Sasquatch Highway route back in 2003, British Columbia Representative Barry Penner (in the purple vest at right) and Mayor Sylvia Pranger (center), District of Kent, examine a natural hot spring on the north end of Harrison Lake, while BC Hydro’s community relations manager, Terry Parsons (far left) and Fraser Valley Regional District Chair Terry Raymond look on.
At the end of the week, in British Columbia, Gerard Peters, the lead negotiator for the First Nations people who live along the Lillooet Lake/Harrison Lake corridor, says the government is incorrect in slowing the Sasquatch Highway project, reported the SquamishChief.com’s Whistler. Peters noted the cost for paving improvements to the route known as the Sasquatch Highway do not need to cost the $275 million that the B.C. government estimates. The First Nations have been pushing for almost half a decade to have the upgrade made to a logging road that twists its way up the west side of Harrison Lake and is called locally the Sasquatch Highway.
Meanwhile, half a world away, the Nepali domestic operator Yeti Airlines has received permission from Nepal’s Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation to launch international flights, the Kathmandu Post reported on February 21.