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Booklet 6 -Kitsumkalum Roads

Once the Final Agreement is in effect, Highway 16 and the Nisga'a Highway will be owned and maintained by BC, these roads are referred to as Crown Corridors. These Highways will not be a part of the Kitsumkalum Lands. Ownership and maintenance of roads such as the West Kalum Road and Zymacord logging roads are still being negotiated. Residential roads in the Kitsumkalum Community will be owned and maintained by Kitsumkalum.

If Kitsumkalum owns the roads, we will have to pay for road maintenance such as snow plowing, repairing washouts, grading and resurfacing. Kitsumkalum roads can be used by the public unless they are identified as Kitsumkalum private roads. Examples of private roads are long driveways or the road that currently accesses the Deep Creek Hatchery.

If BC no longer uses any of the roads they own, they will transfer the land to Kitsumkalum.

If BC realigns a road they own, for example if BC is straightening ou the Nisga'a Highway, Kitsumkalum consent is needed if BC needs more Kitsumkalum Land. BC will get the land for the new road, but Kitsumkalum will have the land where the old road used to be added to Kitsumkalum Lands.

If Kitsumkalum wants to build and intersection between a Kitsumkalum Road and a BC Road, they will be able to do so, but Kitsumkalum must comply with provincial law.

If BC wants to build a major road or public utility or change how a major road or public utility is used in areas adacent to Kitsumkalum Lands, we must be consulted.

If BC wants to change traffic and transportation laws near any of our settled areas, we must be consulted.

Companies, like BC Hydro or cable companies, can do the repairs and upgrades they need to when customers request services.

Utility companies will continue to do their work to provide services to customers and will be regulated by BC law. Public Utilities that serve the Kitsumkalum Community will not have to pay additional fees, but Public Utilities that pass through Kitsumkalum Lands to serve other communities may have to pay rents or fees to Kitsumkalum. 

Kitsumkalum can take gravel from pits on BC crown lands and BC can take gravel from pits on Kitsumkalum Land. How gravel from pits owned by a Kitsumkalum corporation or owned privately on Kitsumkalum Lands can be used by BC is being negotiated.