“I certainly see Highway 3, because of our proximity to the U.S., as being critical to our economy,” she said. Southern Alberta Newspapers – Lethbridge. Medicine Hat, AB T1B 3R2. “For the local communities (along the highway), it’s huge.”. “I know the economic impact it would have right here in Lethbridge,” she said. of Taber Reeve Brian Brewin said during certain times of the year, the addition of heavy commercial traffic to regular traffic flows can be a significant issue. "Belectric will be offering counselling and support to our employees, contractors and service providers. Four people were killed and six were injured Friday morning when a pickup truck and a van collided on a highway in southern Alberta near Taber, RCMP say. Taber Times [email protected]
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The province retained Stantec Consulting Ltd. to complete the planning study for the future twinning of Highway 3 from Taber to west of Burdett. “As well as the safety of the Crowsnest Pass.”. 5-1-1 Alberta and the MD of Taber Regional Fire Service are reporting the crash on Highway 3 near Range Road 162. We’ve seen an increase in fatal accidents out there. Deanna Fontaine with the RCMP. By J.W. Crowsnest Pass Mayor Blair Painter said for the Crowsnest Pass area, safety is the biggest issue, with the economics of the highway secondary. “It updates (that report), and confirms that this is a cost benefit to do this,” he said. And a short pursuit ended near Range Road 213 and Highway 1, where a male and female were taken into custody. Of those passengers, two had life-threatening injuries, one was in serious condition and the three others did not sustain serious injury. Three RCMP detachments west of Medicine Hat are releasing details of how they arrested suspected car thieves on a highway pursuit last week. Data was collected from Alberta Transportation, Alberta Culture and Tourism, AMA, Alberta Treasury Board and Finance (Southern Alberta) and Environics Research/Economic Development Lethbridge. He said it was “unfortunate” to have to shift the conversation away from safety and into economics, but that the study confirms twinning the highway would be a “great value” to local economies. The investigation revealed that an eastbound truck pulling a holiday trailer lost control and struck numerous parked vehicles along the highway, causing approximately $40,000 in … Did you attend an in-person or virtual ceremony for Remembrance Day this year? Were you surprised by the results of the U.S. election? Route description. View all images (1 total) In the M.D. “There’s great value in the economics of it,” he said. The names of the deceased will not be released by the RCMP. Police say the collision occurred at 6:50 a.m. on July 17, and neither speed nor alcohol appear to be factors. “But also the accidents. Earlier this month at Lethbridge City Hall, Highway 3 Twinning Development Association president Bill Chapman announced the release of a cost-benefit analysis for the proposed twinning. Hwy 3: East of Range Road 272 near Fort Macleod. TABER — Motorists heading west on Highway 3 should be aware of a serious two-vehicle crash just east of Taber. Lethbridge West MLA Maria Fitzpatrick has been part of the association and said the twinning of Highway 3 has been discussed a number of times with Transportation Minister Brian Mason. "Everything remains under investigation. “How do we plan for something if we don’t know if it’s going to happen in the next 10 years, 50 years, or 150 years?” he asked. “We’re hoping this government will commit dollars to this project and firm up a start date.”. Six other passengers of the van were assessed at the scene by EMS and taken to various hospitals. He said one difficulty in dealing with the issue is that there is no way to know just when any kind of action might take place. of Taber, Highway 3 runs single-lane each way between Grassy Lake and Taber. of Taber, Highway 3 runs single-lane each way between Grassy Lake and Taber. Officers from Brooks, Bassano and Gleichen were involved after RCMP spotted a stolen Chevy Traverse with Saskatchewan plates at about 10:45 a.m. on July 16. Using OnStar vehicle positioning service, authorities tracked it to a gas station near Cluny, Alta. Nobody ever wants to see that.”. Brewin said the report reinforces a previous report made back in 2002. Elisabeth Tuckanow, 24, of Yorkton, and Isiah Spavier, 25, of Regina, are charged with multiple offences, including theft over $5,000, careless use and possession of a firearm, flight from a police officer and possession of a controlled substance. Traffic was rerouted for several hours that day. ... We’ve seen an increase in fatal accidents out there. While much of Highway 3 is already twinned, there is still about 220 kilometres of highway that remains two-lane. Traffic in the area was diverted for several hours from Highway 36 between Highway 875 and Township Road 112. A 19-year-old woman is dead after a crash between a car and tractor-trailer near Taber, Alta., on Saturday. “I think the government has shown a lot more keen interest in the economy of southern Alberta and some of the things that are occurring down here.”. A head-on crash on Highway 3 east of Taber last week claimed the life of a 19-year-old woman, RCMP reported on Monday. 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A new report on the economic benefit of twinning Highway 3 shows local economies would see economic returns of $3 for every $1 worth of construction costs. “We have to get shovels in the ground, and we have to get money to do that.”. In the M.D. Koala Mom Crosses Road With Two Joeys on Her Back in Victoria, To help economy, bank proposes tax on working from home, Few legal wins so far as Trump team hunts for proof of fraud, Tropical Storm Eta Floods Madeira Beach, Florida, Before Landfall, Coronavirus deaths surpass 10,000 in hard-hit Massachusetts, Do This Instead of Cleaning Gutters (It's Genius), Trump is reportedly 'very aware' he lost the election but is putting up a fight as 'theater', Man’s 'horrific act' before fleeing restaurant in Porsche, Ex-Trump Org Exec Warns What Comes Next: ‘If All Else Fails, He’ll Burn Down The House’, Remember Petula Clark? Highway 3 was designated as one of the original core routes of the National Highway System in 1988, an interprovincial route connecting large population centres. "We do know that road conditions are not believed to be a factor in this fatal collision," said Cpl. Highway 3 runs through Crowsnest Pass and the B.C. A head-on crash on Highway 3 east of Taber last week claimed the life of a 19-year-old woman, RCMP reported on Monday. Schnarr “It confirms that investment is really valuable and sustainable.”, U.S. election result elicits strong opinions on both sides, CUPE Local 2038 critical of proposed cuts, Forgotten Victory thrilling account of Rhineland campaign, Town contributes to Horsefly Spillway project, YEP student takes on new role at the Times, Doom Patrol is a different kind of superhero show, The Last of Us Part II is an emotional masterpiece. Four people were killed and six were injured Friday morning when a pickup truck and a van collided on a highway in southern Alberta near Taber, RCMP say.A southbound pickup truck and a northbound passenger van crashed at about 7:15 a.m. on Highway 36, south of Highway … M.D. The highway remains closed and … The are scheduled to appear in Siksika Nation Provincial Court on Aug. 27. The winds appear to be blowing in the direction of a southern bypass route for the town when the province eventually moves to fully twin Highway 3. Municipalities along the Highway 3 corridor have been pushing for the highway to be twinned for decades. “The twinning of Highway 3 is really integral to tourism, recreation, and safety of the Highway 3 corridor,” Chapman told those in attendance. According to the report, the net present value of the proposed twinning would exceed $2.3 billion over 20 years. No other details are being released. A southbound pickup truck and a northbound passenger van crashed at about 7:15 a.m. on Highway 36, south of Highway 875. of Taber Reeve Brian Brewin said during certain times of the year, the addition of heavy commercial traffic to regular traffic flows can be a significant issue. M.D. The driver of the eastbound car, a woman from Nobleford, was pronounced dead at the scene, while the 17-year-old male driver of the westbound vehicle suffered “serious, non-life-threatening” injuries. Taber Police and Taber Emergency Services responded to the multi-vehicle collision near the intersection of 52 Street and Highway #3. The lone occupant of the truck was a 31-year-old man from Saskatoon, Sask., police said in a release.