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More flexible bus services are needed for the North Islanders who have to travel down island

Dear editor,
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Dear editor,

I am a senior living on Malcolm Island. At times, I need to access specialty medical services in Campbell River. My car, that gets me from A to B in Sointula, is not highway worthy. Thus, I rely on friends travelling down island, which is not always compatible with my needs or their’s (it’s always a toss up when I can get home).

Wheels for Wellness and Waivin’ Flags leaves Port McNeill at 8:00 a.m., which means a hotel stay overnight that is an additional $100 added to an already expensive trip.

I understand over-head and cost of insurance, but what I don’t understand is the unwillingness of these services to compromise to better serve the needs of ALL north islanders.

Linda Anderson,


P.S. if you see a woman on Highway 19 heading south with a hot pink suitcase, her thumb out and a mask on, on it’s me. Please stop and give me a ride.

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Tyson Whitney

About the Author: Tyson Whitney

I have been working in the community newspaper business for nearly a decade, all of those years with Black Press Media.
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