New highway cameras installed in the Southern Interior.
Web Services Manager with the Ministry of Transportation Gord Smith says five new cameras that can be accessed through www.DriveBC.ca have been installed along the Coquihalla and Okanagan Connector in time for the winter driving season.
The first highway cameras were installed 15-years ago, and now there are over 80 across the province.
"The public love them and we realize that. So, we have started a regular installation schedule across the ministry, and they have proven to be very popular in all the locations."
Smith says the new cameras are an upgrade from those previously used and should be more reliable during the winter months.
Members of the Conayt Friendship Centre are marching in the City of Merritt today to help spread awareness about the dangers of drugs and alcohol.
To help mark National Addictions Awareness Week alcohol and drug counsellor Richard Jackson Jr says they will be walking as a group from the friendship centre to Spirit Square this morning.
He says the goal is to let people that are struggling know there is help for them, should they want it.
"We are going to have discussions on the serious effects that alcohol and drugs have had on our community in recent years. I've been doing this for 26-years, and there are no changes in the alcohol or drugs, just the faces. And, bringing awareness is what the march is all about."
The march begins this morning at 9am.