Wednesday, September 06, 2006

When the government stops moving

Sometimes the people start moving.

He began Aug. 28, picking up a load of cold-mix asphalt with his 1985 Ford half-ton from the Department of Highways and paving over the potholes and cracks that dominated the highway starting at the west side of the hamlet of Westview.

From there, he pitched, packed and paved his way west, intending to patch the pavement to a point eight kilometres west, to his farm turnoff.

Along the way, he was joined by two neighbours -- Brian Hoffman and Leonard Dales -- who were just as annoyed as Schindel and pitched in to help.

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