Cowichan Lake Community Services’ office coordinator Angie Fournier

Cowichan Lake Community Services’ office coordinator Angie Fournier

Community Services gets itself new wheels

Cowichan Lake Community Services has become more mobile, with the addition of a 17 passenger bus to their resources.

Cowichan Lake Community Services has become more mobile, with the addition of a 17 passenger bus to their resources.

“We got it for our programs, for transporting kids, and for the community,” Community Services’ office coordinator Angie Fournier said.

“We used to have a van – one of those big cargo vans – but they’ve been controversial,” she said, adding that various safety concerns have arisen with regard to the vans.

They’ve been without the van for a year, leaving some local groups that made use of it in limbo for their transportation needs.

To remedy this situation, the new bus – A 2001 Ford – was purchased.

“I know the Seniors’ Centre wasn’t able to go places, so this provides the opportunity,” Fournier said.

“It’s in very good shape, and our  mechanic went over it, and it’s good to go.”

It will become available to rent at a break-even cost, for local community groups.

“It’s a matter of having it available to the community,” Fournier said. “The cost will basically just cover maintenance.”

For more on the bus, contact Community Services at 749-6822