Turning Left Over Solid Lines
You should do something about turning left on double solid lines, Port Alberni is terrible for it.
In defence of Port Alberni, I can probably say that all of British Columbia is terrible for it. Many drivers have an incomplete idea of what the lines on the road really mean. The basic intent is that regardless of what kind of line is painted down the center of the highway, drivers are required to stay to the right of it.
I can hear the muttering starting now. What? That's not right! It is correct, but it is not complete. Once we are past the basic intent there are special circumstances where a driver is allowed to cross the lines if the situation permits it. Even a single broken yellow line means stay to the right, except when you are safely overtaking another vehicle on the left.
The double solid line this reader speaks of is even more strict. A driver must keep to the right of it at all times, with one exception, and that is when you are entering or leaving the highway. Even then you must do so safely and not unreasonably interfere with other traffic.
What is unreasonable interference? That's a good question, and one where there is no simple answer. Each situation must be looked at individually depending on the circumstances. If you are leaving the highway mid-block, the oncoming lanes are solid bumper to bumper, the traffic is busy behind you and there is no way for others overtaking you to go around legally, you should be considering making the turn at an intersection and coming back. If you are one of few vehicles on the road and the vehicle behind must wait for a few seconds perhaps this isn't unreasonable.
In short, it is not illegal to turn left over a double solid line in all cases, but there may be few opportunities to do so legally.