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Rural transportation coming at the end of April

KAWARTHA LAKES-Communities outside of Lindsay will finally be getting a bus service thanks to a group of private citizens.

“Through the efforts of White Lightning Bus Tours and owners Pauline Kiely and Michael Bryant with good friend Mike Perry we are realizing a dream to bring Rural Transit to Kawartha Lakes for the community and tourism.” states White Lightening Tours.

Residents without a vehicle needing to travel for shopping, medical appointments, family visits or an event will be able to take the bus for free.

The Service will travel between Oakwood, Little Britain, Lindsay, Cameron, Fenelon Falls, Bobcaygeon and Omemee. The group says they plan to add Pontypool, Janetville and Bethany later. “It’s the right thing to do,” Bryant told Kawartha 411. “We all need this and if we don’t get it we will never confront the loneliness and isolation faced by our seniors and students in rural communities.”

“This Service is NOT Connected with any Municipal Transit or Agency and is being organized  and pai for by local businesses, advertising, donations and volunteer ambassadors.” says Bryant. Retired, well known weatherman Dave Duvall has agreed to be an honourary embassador according to Bryant and will be seen on advertising and promotions for the bus.

The bus will start out running every Tuesday at the end of April and as the ridership grows so will the number of days the bus can run. Bryant hopes to eventually operate 7 days a week.

The Bobcaygeon, Fenelon Falls and Lindsay Chamber support the move.

Look for Bus Schedules on Kawartha 411.  If you would like to be a Community Volunteer Ambassador to promote this in your community or if you have any questions call 705-340-9880 www.whitelightningbus.tours

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Pamela Vanmeer
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Pamela VanMeer is a two time winner of the prestigious Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) Award. Her investigative reports on abuse in Long Term Care Homes garnered international attention for the issue and won the Ron Laidlaw Award. She is a former reporter and anchor at CHEX News, now Global Peterborough and helped launch the New CHEX Daily, a daily half hour talk show. While at CHCH News in Hamilton she covered some of the biggest news stories of the day.

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