String of accidents renews call for twinned TCH

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LAKE LOUISE, Alta. — A fatal accident that claimed the lives of three young people has renewed calls for the twinning of the Trans-Canada Hwy. through the Lake Louise area.

The accident was the third fatal crash on the single-lane stretch of highway running from Castle Junction to the B.C. border in the last few weeks.

“It seems Parks Canada is more concerned about saving the lives of the bears and not as concerned about human life on the roads,” says Lake Louise resident, Janelle Robertson.

Local MP Myron Thompson also lashed out at the feds for having put twinning the stretch of highway on hold for 10 years now.

“We lost three more young lives unnecessarily over the weekend,” he blasted. “I guess their priorities are elsewhere.”

The RCMP, local residents and area municipalities have all been appealing to the feds for some time to twin the stretch of road, but their concerns have fallen on deaf ears so far.

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