“It’s always wonderful to see a business come back to town. “It is great that this service is available again. It has been a particular hardship for many seniors and people on low or fixed incomes because it is a necessity

Grey‘t’ news for Port McNeill

Residents of Port McNeill will have the opportunity to travel about the North Island easier now

Residents of Port McNeill will have the opportunity to travel about the North Island easier now that the town has seen the addition of a Greyhound bus terminal.

Owner, Paige Quansah, who also operates the Waivin’ Flags taxi company says that the response she received has vindicated her efforts to put Port McNeill back on the route list for Greyhound service.

“I posted an ad on Facebook just to let the community know that we are up and running and I got over 100 likes.

“There has been very positive feedback, and everybody is elated to have the depot open,” said Quansah. Residents of Port McNeill will now be able to receive packages as well through the terminal allowing them not to have to make the trek to Port Hardy.

“Getting up and down the North Island people are very limited. Having to go to Port Hardy just to pick up their packages (for) the last couple of years, has been an issue and inconvenience for locals. I feel that parcel pick up and drop off will be a very good thing for the community,” said Quansah.

Quansah and her husband Sa’id, recently transplanted their lives, immigrating to Port McNeill from their home in Bouira, Algeria. Quansah says they are excited by the opportunity to become ingrained in the community, and provide these much-needed services.

“It’s always wonderful to see a business come back to town.

“It is great that this service is available again. It has been a particular hardship for many seniors and people on low or fixed incomes because it is a necessity,” Mayor Ackland said.

In regards to Quansah, the woman who made this a reality again in Port McNeill, the mayor had this to say.

“Good on her! I think it is marvellous that she recognized the need in our community particularly for those in Port McNeill.

The Greyhound bus terminal is located at 311-5 Hemlock St. in Port McNeill.

The terminal will run six days a week.

 

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