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Last updateFri, 17 May 2024 12pm
  • New Valley Bus ready to hit the roads

    The new Valley Bus

    Valley Bus Drumheller employees stand in front of their new unit, a 2017 Ram Promaster, that was purchased in mid-June of this year for $78,000. The cost was shared between the Provincial government and Valley Bus fundraisers and the new vehicle itself can seat nine people in total. Back Row (l-r) Dwaine Kipling, Bill Pratt. Front Row (l-r) David Carter, Janice Brereton, Barbara Drever, Karen Moore, Dan Ripper, and Gunnar Mortensen. Missing in the picture is Anita Adams. The valley bus system offers transportation to communities within Drumheller including East Coulee, Midland, Nacmine, Newcastle, and Rosedale. If anyone requires their service, they can call Valley Bus at 403-823-1319.

    (Photo Credit to Bill Wulff)

  • Valley Bus Society expands route

    Valley Bus passing by

    The Valley Bus Society has officially expanded its routes to outer communities in the Drumheller area.
    Places like Carbon, Delia, Dorothy, East Coulee, Michichi, Morrin, Munson, and Rosedale will now have access to a transit system.

    “Right now we do every Wednesday out to East Coulee area so I’m thinking of getting a weekly schedule going between the seven communities,” said Barbara Drever, Valley Bus manager.

    Even smaller communities linking to Drumheller will have access like Nacmine, Newcastle, and Rosebud.

    These new routes will, for now, include senior and disabled citizens but everyday folks who need a transit system have the potential to expand to the public.

    “It’s not just for seniors or people with disability – we have kids. Right now during the summer, we are helping camps taking kids out and about and we do drive home service for weddings.”

    With many complications to work out, the valley bus board must contemplate all options to make sure that opening to the public is a realistic plan.

    “Our hours of business are limited too. We need to talk to the directors and see if it’s even feasible to do,” Drever said.

    This step will help bring family’s closer together.

    “We do more than just Drumheller area. I’m finding that the senior's families come and enter’s Drumheller and spend the day with their mom or dad so it’s bringing people together from other communities and even Drumheller,” said Drever.

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