September 18, 2019

Coast Salish Territory/Vancouver – The First Nations Summit is joining Huu-ay-aht First Nation in calling on the provincial government to immediately address the dangerous road conditions and the lack of emergency communications infrastructure on the road between Port Alberni and Bamfield.

The call for improved road conditions comes following the tragic bus accident that claimed the lives of two University of Victoria students who perished after the bus they were travelling on went off the road and down an embankment. Accident survivors and passersby were hampered in contacting emergency services due to the lack of cellular communications along the 80km gravel logging road.