Air cadet bus service request turned down

Terrace city council cited costs as the reason for refusal

A REQUEST to the city by Murray Hamer, a lieutenant with the 747 Unicorn air cadet squadron, that a special bus route be out in Thursday nights so that cadets can more easily attend meetings at the squadron’s airport hall location, has been turned down.

The city cited costs as the reason – it recently approved new routes for BC Transit service in the city with no increase in overall city expense.

Hamer told council at its Aug. 26 meeting that 40 cadets would use the service if offered.

Councillor Bruce Bidgood, a cadet leader in the 1970s, did call the cadet program important for young people.

Councillor Brian Downie suggested that Hamer speak with local organizations who may have buses that sit idle at certain times, making a cost and time-sharing arrangement possible.

The Unicorn squadron does have it own bus but it is considered old and organizers had been looking at ways to replace it.

That bus was also used to tour senior citizens around town to view Christmas lights, a Unicorn squadron tradition that included refreshments served at the cadet hall.


Just Posted

Laundry an essential cycle to protect Terrace firefighters from cancer

Fire hall getting a minor renovation, new washer and dryer this fall

Block party at Northern View Cannery Road Race

Terrace family top the podium in each of their racing categories

Stolen property recovered

Police briefs from Sept. 9-11

Terrace couple wins Lotto Max

Money to be put towards retirement and motorcycle trip

VIDEO: Liberals make child care pledge, Greens unveil platform on Day 6 of campaign

Green party leader Elizabeth May unveils her party’s platform in Toronto

The Northern View announces inaugural Tyee Fishing Derby in Prince Rupert

More than $7,000 up for grabs for biggest legal salmon and halibut

Canucks sign Brock Boeser to three-year, US$17.6-million deal

Young sniper will be in Vancouver Tuesday

B.C. forest industry looks to a high-technology future

Restructuring similar to Europe 15 years ago, executive says

RCMP conclude investigation into 2017 Elephant Hill wildfire

Files have been turned over to BC Prosecution Service

B.C. wants to be part of global resolution in opioid company bankruptcy claim

Government says settlement must include Canadian claims for devastation created by overdose crisis

B.C. ends ‘birth alerts’ in child welfare cases

‘Social service workers will no longer share information about expectant parents without consent’

U.S. student, killed in Bamfield bus crash, remembered as ‘kind, intelligent, talented’

John Geerdes, 18, was one of two UVic students killed in the crash on Friday night

Free Tesla 3 offered with purchase of Surrey townhome

Century Group’s offer for Viridian development runs through Oct. 31

Most Read