The District of Kitimat (DoK) will maintain its membership with the Trans Canada Yellow Highway Association (TCYHA) at a cost of $1,707.51 for 2021.
The RCYHA membership is based on a $0.20 per capita and the Kitimat population of 8,131, according to Stats Can 2016 census.
Historically for the last 11 years, the Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine has covered Kitimat’s membership but this year they have decided not to. Leaving the decision to continue the long-standing relationship with the TCYHA up to the Kitimat council.
Council agreed that the fee is low considering the work the non-profit association does along the Yellowhead Highway and believes it’s a good cause that they want to continue contributing towards.
“I think there’s value in pooling our resources with the dozens of other communities that are members of this association, […] for [$1707.51] I think that’s a very small amount for that concerted effort,” councillor Lani Gibson said in support of continuing its membership with the TCYHA.
“I think it’s important for such an inexpensive price that we certainly be part of the process of putting out to the government some important things to those highways, which are part of the lifeblood of Canada, and certainly the West,” councillor Terry Marleau said in support of continuing their membership with the TCYHA.
Established in 1947, the TCYHA is a non-profit association that promotes the development, maintenance and use of the Yellowhead Corridor as vital to Canada’s national transportation system and national unity through two major activities:
Advocacy for the development, maintenance and enhancement of the Yellowhead Highway; and promotion of its benefits and assets to industry, tourists, governments, and communities.