Provincial government provides funding for new buses for School District 59

Must Read

Deadline to pay property taxes is today, September 30

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - Today, Wednesday, September 30, is the deadline for property owners to pay taxes to...

Orange Shirt Society launches first textbook on residential school history

There’s a new resource to learn more about Orange Shirt Day and the history of residential schools.

Officers testify in Site C shooting inquest

The former Dawson Creek police officer who shot and killed James McIntyre outside a Site C open...

In a release the MLA for Peace River South Mike Bernier says, “Replacing aging school buses with new ones is important, especially with the distances and weather conditions here in our region. This is a great investment to be making in our school district, where transportation is so important for rural children.”

In order for districts to qualify for funding for new buses, buses that carry over 80 students must be 15 years old, or have travelled over 400,000 kilometres. Buses that carry 34-76 passengers must be 12 years old, or have travelled over 325,000 kilometres, and buses that hold 20-29 students must be 10 years old or have travelled more than 250,000 kilometres.

Overall, the provincial government is giving $11,000,000 to 31 school districts to buy 96 buses.

- Advertisement -

 

- Advertisement -

Community Interviews with Moose FM


Subscribe to our newsletter

Get the latest news delivered to your mailbox every morning.

More Articles Like This