It’s official. Bus service will begin at Sun Rivers and the rest of the Indian reserve in Kamloops after an agreement with B.C Transit was ratified.
The signing ceremony took place today between the city of Kamloops and the Tk’emlúps te Secwèpemc First Nation in front of the 150 year old St. Joseph Church.
Mayor Ken Christian says it will benefit the entire city not just the one thousand residents at Sun Rivers.
“This is an extension of the Kamloops transit system this is going to improve our economy. It’s going to improve access to Thompson Rivers University and to our school system. Its going to help members of the K-I-B as well as those residents of Sun Rivers.”
Acting Chief Eagle Casirmir says it been a long time coming.
“Its going to connect both worlds and i think we are going to be able to provide a lot of services. We are saying to the rest of the community that we are open for business now.”
The cost to the band 250 thousand dollars a year Service will officially begin September 4th.