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North Vancouver Island intercity buses on hold: COVID-19

National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Small rural communities on Vancouver Island are under strain and individual and community health is at risk with the continued lack of intercity bus service on Vancouver Island, service providers say.

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Port Hardy to Campbell River bus ready to go

North Island Gazette, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

After six months without service, the wheels on the bus will finally go ‘round from Port Hardy to Campbell River, with stops in Port McNeill and Woss.

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Still No Public Transportation To North Island

North Island Gazette, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

The Passenger Transportation Board (PTB) has no time frame to make a decision regarding Route 5 bus service between Campbell River and the north Island, stranding locals who rely on bus service to travel down island.

Route 5 is the only pubic transportation option connecting the Tri-Port towns to the rest of Vancouver Island.

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Do Quadra & Cortes Need Public Transit?

National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Residents living in isolated communities without public transit and no access to or desire to own cars always face challenges getting to medical appointments, work, essential services and in maintaining social connections.

But the COVID-19 crisis is driving up the risks while simultaneously curbing traditional workarounds that rural residents rely on to navigate the lack of transit.

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