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REVELSTOKE, B.C. -- The brother of a highways worker killed in a mudslide last week has joined the chorus in demand...


REVELSTOKE, B.C. — The brother of a highways worker killed in a mudslide last week has joined the chorus in demanding highway improvements on the Trans-Canada.

Maurice McFadden says the stretch of Hwy. 1 from Sicamous to Golden is the worst in Canada, and he is outraged it has been neglected for 50 years.

"This risk of this particular stretch of road is extremely high, extremely dangerous," McFadden tells local media. "I can’t believe that governments, and I’m not blaming this particular government since they’ve only been in power for a year, have never really done anything to take the risk away."

McFadden suggests the region is overlooked by government because there isn’t a strong voter voice there.

Meanwhile, the search for McFadden’s brother continues. He was swept into a lake by a mudslide while he attempted to clear the highway of debris following another mudslide.


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