Grant gets Eagle Valley Transportation Society rolling again

The District of Sicamous gave the society $2,000 to install a Plexiglas barrier in their vehicle

The District of Sicamous is continuing their support for local organizations transitioning to the new reality under COVID-19.

The Eagle Valley Transportation Society, which provides rides free of charge to those in need, received some help from the district in paying for measures to keep drivers and passengers safe from the virus. The transportation society installed a Plexiglas barrier separating the front and back seats of their flagship electric vehicle.

Read More: Splatsin elders share knowledge of local landmarks to celebrate National Indigenous People’s Day

Read More: Two family dogs shot, carcasses left in gravel pit northwest of Chase

The safety feature was payed for with help from a $2,000 grant from the district.

According to a Facebook post from the district, the barrier will allow the transportation society to resume transporting passengers by the end of the month. The society had been staying busy despite being unable to transport passengers; their volunteer drivers delivered meals to those in need while people were being advised to stay home due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter


Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Comments are closed

Just Posted

Driver ticketed and hospitalized after highway crash near Sicamous

The two-vehicle collision took place near Bernie Road on June 26.

COVID-19: Okanagan libraries to reopen for browsing

More than 80,000 items loaned out through curbside pickup program ahead of Phase 3

Rising rivers possible as unsettled air enters Shuswap

Further rain and thunderstorms are a possibility as unsettled air crosses the rockies from Alberta.

UPDATE: Trans-Canada Highway closed due to flooding both east and west of Revelstoke

Heavy equipment is on scene trying to reopen the road to traffic to the west

All community COVID-19 outbreaks declared over in B.C.

Abbotsford manufacturer cleared by Dr. Bonnie Henry

B.C. First Nations vow to keep fighting after Trans Mountain pipeline appeal denied

Squamish Nation, Tsleil-Waututh Nation and Coldwater Indian Band made the application

Noose graffiti not tolerated by Vernon resident

Woman, son paint over hateful image painted on neighbourhood fence

‘Queue jumpers’ not welcome in B.C. as COVID-19 U.S. cases rise: Horgan

Premier Horgan said he’s heard concerns that Americans have stopped at Vancouver hotels instead of heading to their destination

HERGOTT: The right to resist unlawful arrest

Paul Hergott is a personal injury lawyer based in West Kelowna

‘We have your grandson’ – Princeton seniors scammed out of thousands of dollars

Two elderly Princeton men are saying they were robbed of thousands of… Continue reading

Finale of seven-week food drive arrives at FreshCo Kelowna

The new grocery store has partnered with the organization for a food drive

US officer resigns after photos, connected to death of black man in 2019, surface

Elijah McClain died, last summer, after police placed him in a chokehold

Most Read