There appears to be light at the end of the tunnel in the contract talks between the Town of Lake Cowichan and United Steelworkers Local 1-1937.

The union’s business agent, Chris Cinkant, explains what happened after staffers issued a 72-hour strike notice last week.

He says workers will vote Tuesday whether they are in favor or against the new tentative agreement.

Cinkant adds the possibility of a new deal is a positive development because the contract dispute can be settled without impacting the residents of Lake Cowichan.