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New buses on route to school

Local students will be enjoying some shiny new wheels.

The Ministry of Education is providing funds to the North Okanagan-Shuswap and Vernon school districts for new buses.

“In smaller and far-flung communities, it can be a challenge to get kids to school on time. More new school buses will help,” said George Abbott, Shuswap MLA.

The North Okanagan-Shuswap district will receive $631,899 for six new school buses while the Vernon district will get $526,582 for five vehicles.

“For a lot of students, the school day starts and ends with a bus ride,” said Eric Foster, Vernon-Monashee  MLA.

“Hopefully, these new, cleaner buses mean a nicer ride, and a better school day.”

 

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