Lack of funding a roadblock to free driving lessons in remote First Nations communities – CBC

by ahnationtalk on January 28, 202023 Views

A driving licence is access to safe transportation and an important piece of ID

Jan 28, 2020

For many, learning to drive is a rite of passage. But for those who live in remote Indigenous communities in northern B.C., that access can be nearly impossible — and it’s not getting any easier.

For the past two years, the All Nations Driving Academy has taught driving along Highway 16, also known as the Highway of Tears. But a change in provincial funding may put an end to the program.

“We don’t have the resources to be able to continue this without support,” said Lucy Sager, owner and founder of the driving school in Terrace.

“We’re hoping that the provincial government will have a change of heart and we’ll be able to stay on the road just a little bit longer.”

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