” Shadow Tolls”

B.C. government accused of ‘shadow toll’ on Sea-to-Sky Highway


VANCOUVER — The Globe and Mail

Published Sunday, Nov. 21 2010, 9:53 PM EST

Last updated Thursday, Sep. 06 2012, 3:57 PM EDT

When the Sea to Sky Highway was reconstructed for the Olympics, the government considered paying for the $600-million upgrade through a toll.

But that idea died early. Tolls aren’t popular with the public in general, and tourism operators in Whistler didn’t fancy the idea of having a toll gate looming like a barrier between Vancouver and the ski hill.

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