VICTORIA — Improvements are coming to a narrow logging road on Vancouver Island where members of the local First Nations as well as two university students have lost their lives.
Indigenous Relations Minister Scott Fraser announced today that just over $30 million will be spent over three years to make Bamfield Road safer.
He says the province is contributing $25.7 million while the Huu-ay-aht First Nation will spend about $5 million on the project.
Sunday marks the first anniversary of a bus crash that killed two University of Victoria students and injured many others.
Forty-five students and two teaching assistants were headed to the Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre aboard a chartered bus that moved over for an approaching vehicle and rolled down an embankment.
Chief Coun. Robert Dennis Sr. says all those who’ve lost loved ones share a common grief.
“We share some heavy burdens and we share losses of