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VANCOUVER, B.C. -- Prime Minister Jean Chretien is in Vancouver today, where he is expected to announce $88 million...


VANCOUVER, B.C. — Prime Minister Jean Chretien is in Vancouver today, where he is expected to announce $88 million in spending to improve highways linking Vancouver with the U.S.

The Vancouver Sun is reporting the spending is part of a $367-million federal commitment for B.C infrastructure from the feds.

Highways expected to garner attention include: Hwy. 10 in Surrey; Hwy. 11 from the Huntingdon-Sumas border to Hwy. 1 into Mission; Hwy. 15; Hwy. 91 in Delta and Richmond; Hwy. 91A; and Knight St.

Funds will also be allocated to bridge construction at Kicking Horse Canyon, according to reports, and the feds are rumored to be prepared to spend $200 million to improve the Trans-Canada Highway near the Alberta border.


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