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Northern Health Connections modified schedule during the month of August

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Northern Health says the modified schedule is being implemented to allow routine maintenance on their buses, and goes on to say the change is designed to ensure the fewest impacts for patients, as the program sees a lower number of riders during the summer.

The call centre will remain open during the time frame of August 10 – 23; however, the program will not run regular routes.

The Northern Health Connections buses will complete their last runs for the two-week summer break up to August 9, at which they will run on a modified schedule until August 24.

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The table provided below indicates the last run before the summer break and the first day back in service for each route:

Route descriptionLast route before summer breakFirst day back in service
Prince George to VancouverThursday, August 7SundayAugust 24
Vancouver to Prince GeorgeSaturday, August 9TuesdayAugust 26
Prince George to Prince RupertFriday, August 8SundayAugust 24
Prince Rupert to Prince GeorgeSaturday, August 9MondayAugust 25
Prince George to Fort St. JohnFriday, August 8SundayAugust 24
Fort St. John to Prince GeorgeSaturday, August 9TuesdayAugust 26
Valemount to Prince GeorgeTuesday,  August 5TuesdayAugust 26
McBride, Valemount to KamloopsThursday, August 7ThursdayAugust 28
Burns Lake to TerraceThursday, August 7ThursdayAugust 28
Burns Lake to Prince GeorgeTuesday, August 5TuesdayAugust 26
Burns Lake to Prince George via Fort St. JamesWednesday, August 6Wednesday, August 27
Ft Nelson to Dawson CreekThursday, August 7TuesdayAugust 26
Prince George to MackenzieWednesday, August 6MondayAugust 25

More information about the Northern Health Connections program is available through the Northern Health Connections booking centre at 1 888 647 4997, via email at [email protected], or you can visit them on the web.

Northern Health Connections is open to anyone who needs to travel to out-of-town healthcare appointments, regardless of their age or income, equipped with custom-fitted wheelchair accessibility.

The program offers routes connecting communities across northern B.C., along with service to Vancouver.

Fares rage from $20 – $80, depending on the length of travel.

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