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RDFFG disappointed with Greyhound route cancellations

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The Passenger Transportation Board‘s approval of Greyhound Canada‘s application to eliminate routes in Northern BC is not going over well with the Regional District of Fraser – Fort George.

The PTB accepted the application Wednesday.

“Unfortunately it will isolate northern residents that require that service even more,” says RDFFG Chair Art Kaehn.

“They won’t be able to get to medical appointments and other things they need to do to carry on their daily life.”

According to Kaehn, the disappointment runs all through the RDFFG.

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“The decision has caught the ears of all the northern mayors and chairs and directors,” Kaehn explains, before recognizing there are similar programs in northern BC.

“Northern Health provides a great service for those requiring medical treatment but there is a need for a service that can serve the general public.”

Kaehn says there has been some informal discussion with the BC Government to figure out a way to provide another service once the routes end on June 1st, 2018.

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