LBN on Ft. Babine Road Construction
The Lake Babine Nation has responded to concerns that some of the residents of Fort Babine were having about the road construction that has been taking place.
According to the LBN the road construction was long over due... The height of the roads is necessary to prevent flooding to the homes in Fort Babine... Lake Babine Nation Chief Councillor Wilf Adam explains, “We need to make sure that we collect all of the water that's coming down... Fort Babine is on a slope so we need to make sure that there is proper drainage is done so the water won't pool or go into basements.”
The contractor told us that they have improved a lot of areas... By adding a parking lot to the cemetery, relocating the garbage cans onto a pedestal so the garbage truck can come in, The end of the roads now have turn around so residents don't get stuck in the spring, as well as adding drainage. Adam does think that some areas are a little high, “In some places it looks like it is elevated more than it should be, but I was assured by the contractor and the engineers that this is what has to be done, and I did tell them that we are having a council meeting in Babine next week, so I did ask the contractor and the engineer to come and explain.”
Trisha West resident of Ft. Babine says, “They're trying to do their best around their reserve and right now in a way they are fixing their church too, it’ll be ready before Christmas and everything is good right now and nobody should be saying anything about this, most of our people are happy that this is happening like finally they are thinking about the roads.”
A council meeting is being held on October 23 in Fort Babine to inform the community members on what is happening in the community.