New road needed: writer

A new connector from the Island Highway to Port Alberni through the Horne Lake area is due, reader says.

To the Editor,

I would like to offer my support for the proposed coal mine near Buckley Bay.

I am confident that the mine review process is thorough and scientific, and that if the mine is approved it will be a great benefit to the mid-Island  and to the provincial treasury.

My primary concern with the mine is the increased traffic on Highway 4 to Port Alberni. This is a great opportunity to complete a new connector from the Island Highway to Port Alberni through the Horne Lake area.

Perhaps the construction of this road should be a condition of the mine’s approval.

Jim Cameron,

Parksville