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DAWSON CREEK, B.C. — The City of Dawson Creek has approved a bid for washed rocks for the next three years. 

Only one bid was presented to council at their latest meeting on November 21st from Nels Ostero Ltd., a sand and gravel supplier located in Taylor.

Washed rocks material is applied to roads during the winter to help increase traction in icy conditions. While some communities use sand for this, the City of Dawson Creek uses washed rocks. 

The bid price came out to $43.90 per tonne of washed rocks. This price included taxes, fees, and levies but did not include GST. 

The city estimated that it would need 2,500 tonnes of material per year. This means that the total cost would be $329,250. 

The price of this bid saw an increase of 9% as compared to the last time bids were opened in 2020. However, this price is set for the next three years and will not change until the next bid is open. 

Council approved the bid from Nels Ostero Ltd.

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Katherine Caddel is a recent graduate of Laurentian University's English Media and Rhetoric program. They grew up in Northern Ontario and recently decided to make the North Peace their new home. When not at work, Katherine enjoys horror movies, playing video games and Dungeons and Dragons.