Tapics hints at help for Comox-Alberni connector

Compliance Coal may “make a commitment” to help make a Comox-Alberni connecting road possible, company president John Tapics said.

Compliance Coal may be willing to “make a commitment” to help make a new road connecting Port Alberni with Comox possible, company president John Tapics said.

Tapics made the announcement as part of his presentation to Port Alberni city council on Monday.

Tapics started the presentation by reiterating information about coal transportation methods, facility logistics and benefits that he did at last month’s chamber of commerce meeting.

The project is in stasis, and is waiting to receive federal and provincial environmental impact assessments.

Mayor John Douglas asked Tapics if he was aware of coal transportation issues, and specifically, if the company would assist the city in its efforts to get a new road connecting Comox with Alberni.

The company “is committed to working with the city and the transportation planning committee,” Tapics said. Specifically, helping the committee look at financing a new road, he added.

Tapics did not discuss in detail what he meant by  “commitment” or what form it would take.

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