Kimberley-Windermere Road: 0053.0057

EDITORIAL – TRUNK ROAD FOR KIMBERLEY

            Construction of a motor road east from Kimberley to connect with the Blue Trail to Windermere is a live issue that simply will not down.  Business bodies of the district so consider it; the government is interesting itself in the matter on the strength of representations made.  Fathered by Kimberley Board of Trade, and endorsed by Cranbrook, the scheme for a continuous road through Kimberley to the valley of the Kootenay has much to recommend it.  Not the least of its features, aside from local convenience occasioned by elimination of the present long detour, is the calculated facility it offers to outside motorists to discover for themselves that East Kootenay is a district of industrial importance.  It is a fact that thousands of tourists, many of whom have money to invest, are passing through annually without suspecting the existence of a bustling mining town tucked away in a nook in the hills, though boasting one of the great mines of the world.

            The average tourist admires East Kootenay’s scenery but uninformed as to mining development here, he shakes his head at the idea of its being other than a pleasant summer playground.  That impression will be dispelled from the day of the opening of a road running direct from Kimberley to Windermere.  The Sullivan Mine and concentrator will speak for themselves in terms of big business while throwing out the suggestion of other resources yet unexploited.

            The government’s serious consideration of building the Kimberley-Windermere road connection, as indicated by trial surveys now under way, points to its being fully alive to the advertising value of such work.  Obviously the department of public works recognized the importance of the project and its value as an advertising medium, to say nothing of the convenience it will ultimately prove itself to be to residents and visitors alike.          

            Regarded from all angles, the road is a necessity.  Its early construction will receive the endorsation of every resident who has the welfare of the district at heart.

0053.0057: Kimberley-Windermere Road

Newspaper article reporting on construction that may take place on the Kimberley-Windermere road connection.

Medium:  Newspaper - Text
Date:  October 20, 1927
Pages:  5
Publisher:  Cranbrook Courier
Collection:  Columbia Basin Institute (0053)

Keywords:

roads blue trail construction

Subjects:

Cities arrow Kimberleyarrow
Cities arrow Windermerearrow
Industry arrow Construction arrow Highwayarrow
Transportation arrow Travel arrow Blue Routearrow
Associations arrow Board of Trade arrow Cranbrookarrow
Associations arrow Board of Trade arrow Kimberleyarrow
Industry arrow Tourismarrow
Industry arrow Mining arrow Mines arrow Sullivan Minearrow
Industry arrow Mining arrow Equipment arrow Concentrator arrow Kimberley Concentratorarrow
Transportation arrow Roads arrow Highway 95arrow

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