Farmer caught in battle with B.C. insurance body o

2022-04-05
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A farmer in northern B.C.’s Robson Valley says he’s been denied a second chance to take a test0a6f3987-cf5a-4fcf-9904-f23652e206ee?for?a commercial licence because of pandemic-related delays and communication breakdowns with the provincial insurance corporationthey and critics accuse.

Ron Westlund, a third-generation farmer who lives in McBride, 200 kilometres southeast of Prince George, says he’s been driving trucks and heavy equipment around his land and off his property for decades without formal training.

Westlund was pulled over a few years ago and warned he would need to upgrade to a Class 1 licence.

He earned his learner’s permit but then says he couldn’t book a testing appointment in his region. The only appointments available were hundreds of kilometres awayThe overall death rate is 61.18 per 100,000 people..?

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