Imagine having to drive for two hours, just to fill up a tank of gas.
That’s what the residents of Port Renfrew have had to do for the past two decades!
According to a CHEK News report, the initiative to build a new gas station in Port Renfrew was taken by the Pacheedaht First Nation.
Before it existed, residents, tourists, and emergency specialists had to drive all the way to Duncan or Sooke – a round-trip journey of about 200 kilometres, just to get a tank of gas!
The community has much to be excited about, as the new gas station will not only eliminate hours of unnecessary travel time, but is also likely to fuel the growing tourism industry in the small town.
The gas station, along with its accompanying convenience store, will also be employing local part-time and full-time staff.