ICBC's territorial boundaries map determines how much residents are charged

Telkwa Council furious with ICBC

Telkwa residents are paying significantly higher vehicle insurance rates than Smithers residents.

Telkwa council is angry with ICBC because current boundaries place Telkwa with Prince George, which means Telkwa residents are paying higher vehicle insurance rates than Smithers.

“My pickup, for example, for my propane business cost me $690 a year more than it would cost a person in Smithers,” said Coun. Leroy Dekens.

Telkwa council wants ICBC to re-draw its boundaries so that its residents pay the same rates as Smithers. Dekens said a lack of response to the issue in a recent meeting with ICBC is frustrating.

“They said they know about it, but they see nothing in the future,” he said. “It was disapointing.”

Council will be issuing a news release explaining the problem with the hope that public and media pressure may have more of an impact.

“It is outrageous, and that response is even more outrageous,” said Telkwa Mayor Darcy Repen. “People have no idea that this is what is going on, and how much it is costing them.”

Read more about this story in the Oct. 19 edition of The Interior News.

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