September 8, 2008: Premier Gordon Campbell and several key ministers toured the Lower Fraser Canyon from the Yale Historic Site to Lytton to speak with community groups, First Nations leaders and elected representatives to get a firsthand look at the gateway to the Gold Rush/Sprit Trails corridor. Ministers on the tour were Blair Lekstrom (Community Development), Bill Bennett (Tourism, Culture and the Arts), Barry Penner (Environment) and Kevin Krueger (Small Business and Revenue). The Premier and Ministers also stopped at the 1926 Alexandria Bridge, Tuckkwiowhum Heritage Village, Hells Gate and Lytton. The last stop featured a mix of theatre, speeches and long-overdue recognition for a great First Nations leader. The renaming of the Thompson River Bridge as the Chief David Spintlum Bridge was a step forward it the reconciliation process. The tour was the inspiration of former NPTGS Co-chair Chris O’Connor and went off flawlessly thanks to many individuals, organizations and local businesses who worked hard to give the province’s political leaders a glimpse of the corridor’s potential.