Cancelling bus service not nice

Ashcroft resident criticizes Cache Creek Council for leaving bus-riders in the lurch.

Dear Editor

Bah! Humbug! Tis the season to be…

Cache Creek Council couldn’t even wait until the Dec 11 meeting with all three communities to discuss the viability of the bus service between Ashcroft, CC and Clinton.

I do not use the service because I have my own car and can buy gas whenever I need it. Heck! I can even afford to use planes, boats and trains to travel anywhere I want. But I remember when I was not so blessed. Having this service provides a quality of life for its users whether it is a trip into one of the villages to shop for food, pick up prescriptions, have lunch with some friends or make a connection to get to Kamloops to see the doctor/specialist or our local doctor.

These are things that most of us take for granted. It speaks volumes about our communities that we are willing to use our tax money to provide this service.

What would be “earth shattering” is to have Cache Creek Council come up with a viable alternative? It will not be a “Happy New Year” for our local BC transit users.

Maria Russell Martin

Ashcroft