Kudos to community bus

A reader writes in praise of the excellent and valuable service the community bus provides.

Dear Editor,

This freezing weather has prompted me to use the community bus service, instead of my vehicle.

I can’t say how much I appreciate the service. The driver, Lise, came right to the entry of Thompson View Manor, and I entered the bus with a carrier bag for groceries. I had need of a good number of them, as the larder had run pretty bare.

I also had to check the mail at the post office, and go to the pharmacy. Lise waited at all three stops for me, helped me with the groceries, and brought me safely back to the Manor, where she also helped bring in the carrier, which was loaded to the top.

I know there are quite a few people out there who could use this valuable service.

It costs so little to use the community bus; and if we don’t use it, we will lose it. That will be a terrible loss for this community.

You can use the community bus to take you to the hospital, to the medical clinic, to the shops.

You tell Lise how long you will be, and she will either wait, or go on another trip for someone else; but she will be there when you need her. It’s so easy, and so simple.

The schedule of the community bus was brought to me by a friend. God bless her, and this excellent service, so essential to we elders in the community.

Esther Darlington

Ashcroft

 

 

Just Posted

Federal Green Party leader visits Ashcroft

Elizabeth May was in town with Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon Green Party nominee John Kidder

Historic Cornwall fire lookout to get some tender loving care

Volunteers are being sought for a work bee at the lookout in August

Ashcroft resident now in his 25th year of riding to raise funds for BC Lung Association

Wayne Chorneychuk once more getting ready to ride in the Bicycle Trek for Life and Breath

Wildfire smoke can pose serious health risks

Tips to help you stay safe during the smoky summer season

Communities in Bloom judges coming to Ashcroft

All are invited to a meet and greet, where prizes for best gardens and street will be presented

Feds lowered poverty line, reducing the number of seniors in need: documents

Liberals introduced a poverty line that was below the prior low-income cutoff

BCHL: Alberni Valley Bulldogs have been sold

Victoria company has purchased BCHL team, but will keep it in Port Alberni

“Does Kirby care?” B.C. First Nation’s group using geo-targeted ads in Houston, Texas for justice

The Heiltsuk Tribal Council has called out Kirby Corporation for the Nathan E. Stewart oil spill

Trudeau announces $79M investment for 118 more public transit buses across B.C.

Contributions from municipal to federal level to fund more buses in a bid to cut commutes

B.C. woman wins record $2.1 million on casino slot machine

‘That night was so surreal … I wasn’t able to sleep or eat for the first two days,’ she said

After B.C. dad’s death, Technical Safety BC wants changes to trampoline park rules

Jay Greenwood, 46, did ‘a series of acrobatic manoeuvres prior to a fall that caused serious injury and cardiac arrest’

$900M settlement reached in class action on sexual misconduct in Canadian military

After facing criticism, the government moved to begin settlement proceedings in early 2018

Tax take stays ahead of increased B.C. government spending

Tax revenue $2.1 billion higher than budget in 2018-19

Two toddler siblings found drowned on First Nation in Alberta

The siblings were found drowned on their family’s property, according to RCMP

Most Read