School district decision on bus shelters criticized

I cannot believe that the Chilliwack School Board has the revolting apathy to not provide a safe haven from massive dump trucks carrying dangerous and unsecured rocks along Chilliwack Lake Road! These are children; dozens of them from as young as kindergarten upwards. There can be at least 10 kids at one stop in the morning hours of darkness. The stops are on intersections and the shoulder is not wide enough for children to stay safe. Should they stand in the middle of a connecting street?! Should they resort to the ditch?!

I cannot believe that the Chilliwack School Board has the revolting apathy to not provide a safe haven from massive dump trucks carrying dangerous and unsecured rocks along Chilliwack Lake Road!  These are children; dozens of them from as young as kindergarten upwards.  There can be at least 10 kids at one stop in the morning hours of darkness.  The stops are on intersections and the shoulder is not wide enough for children to stay safe.  Should they stand in the middle of a connecting street?!  Should they resort to the ditch?!

I already know of one child who was hit by a car a couple of years ago.  He lived, but he would not have if it were a dump truck! Those rocks do not have to be very big to severely injure or kill a child if they get hit by just one of them.

What are they thinking?!  My daughter is at one of those stops.  She is 14, but her age does not give her a huge advantage when it comes to fast flying large rocks.  What about the younger ones?!  The road is dangerous enough with speeders and now what are these kids supposed to do?!  They made us pay $200 last fall just to guarantee getting them on the buses.  We should not have to be paying to send our kids to public education in the first place. That is probably a lot of the reason the School Board is in surplus with their money.  Now you won’t provide safety for our children?!  Where are your priorities?  We gave to you, when we should not have to, and you won’t even give to us and try to ensure some amount of safety for our children?!

You do not deserve to be our school board if you cannot put the children’s safety first!  I am totally disgusted with the ignorance and recklessness you are demonstrating.  You have not heard the end of this!  Reverse your decision or get out of office.

Suzanne Tyrrell

Chilliwack Lake Road

Just Posted

Chilliwack Centre of Excellence paddlers make national teams

The CCE athletes battled through four heats at Canadian team trials in Oklahoma.

OPINION: When observation affects what is observed

I’m aware that covering criminal court proceedings can impact lives and sometimes the proceedings too

Crown seeking 30 months for Abbotsford vehicle theft, flight from police, Chilliwack crash

Michael Joseph Hasell has 47 criminal convictions on his record in B.C. and Alberta

BC Ferries to pilot selling beer and wine on select routes

Drinks from select B.C. breweries and VQA wineries to be sold on Swartz Bay to Tsawwassen route

Rainfall warning: Up to 70 mm expected across Fraser Valley

Environment Canada issued a weather warning heading into the long weekend

VIDEO: Alberta man creates world’s biggest caricature

Dean Foster is trying to break the world record for a radio show contest

Langley MP describes most recent diagnosis as a ‘miracle’

Tory Member of Parliament Mark Warawa doesn’t have pancreatic cancer, but operable colon cancer

Man driving wrong way on Highway 17 ‘seriously’ injured after crash: Surrey RCMP

Police say the driver hit a transport truck, then another car after merging from the off-ramp onto highway

Should B.C. lower speed limits on side roads to 30 km/h?

Vancouver city councillor wants to decrease speed limits along neighbourhood side roads

Lawsuit eyed over union-only raise for B.C. community care workers

‘Low-wage redress’ leaves 17,000 employees out, employers say

Landlord of alleged Okanagan shooter recounts deadly day

Tony Friesen was working in one of the units of his Penticton building when he heard shots

Foreign national arrested in connection to thefts at YVR

A woman, 60, is being held in police custody as Richmond RCMP investigate

Police pursue pesky porker on Vancouver Island

‘This was allegedly not the pig’s first escape’

Rare ‘Snow Tower’ tree blooming in Vancouver city park

A plant rarely grown in Canada is now flowering at the Bloedel Conservatory in Queen Elizabeth Park

Most Read