Regional District looking at sprucing up 100th street lookout point


Photo: Crosses keep the memory of those who have lost their life at the lookout point on 100th street – Christine Rumleskie/Energeticcity.ca

The Regional District will be looking at cleaning up ‘Lookout Point’ on the south end of 100th Street.

At the Peace River Regional District meeting on Thursday, directors agreed to proceed with a development plan, looking at how much it would cost to upgrade the area.

Fort St. John Mayor Bruce Lantz and Director of Area ‘C’, Arthur Hadland, had made the recommendation at the July 25 Regional District meeting.

Now, Director Trevor Bolin says it would be nice to see the location become a family-friendly area.

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There have been numerous accidents at the lookout point in the past couple of years. Wrecked cars are scattered at the base of the hill, and garbage and smashed bottles are littered throughout the area.

The report will look at the costs associated with removing the wrecked vehicles, and how much it would cost to put safe barricades up to prevent vehicles from driving over the cliff.

Bolin says an added police presence could go a long way.

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The report is expected to be presented at an upcoming Regional District meeting.

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