Tahltan Band demands new transport permits

Tahltan Band Council is introducing new rules for permission to use the only road into the Tahltan community of Telegraph Creek after a series of close calls and mishaps.

A new Band Council Resolution passed on August 1 states: “The Tahltan Band Council will no longer permit the transport of industrial machinery for mining related purposes including but not limited to rock trucks, excavators, cats, and low beds.”

Just last week (July 29), a low bed truck slipped off the road at 10 Mile.

The resolution applies to Tahltan Reserves #1, #6, #6A, #8 and #12. It requires that anyone transporting these materials must be able to show written consent on demand if required.

Anyone looking to obtain a permit should contact the Tahltan Band Council office at 250.235.3151 or email info@palebluedot.ca