North Okanagan residents will have increased access to some provincial services.
Starting Monday, Service B.C. will test expanded office hours at its Vernon location.
“We heard people wanted greater access to services and these expanded hours at the Vernon Service B.C. centre will enhance service delivery and cut red tape,” said Eric Foster, Vernon-Monashee MLA.
“Shorter wait times and increased flexibility is always great news for busy local residents.”
The Service B.C. office has been open Monday to Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., but starting Monday, the office will be open until 5:30 p.m.
When this pilot ends, it is possible that the expanded hours will be made permanent in Vernon and extended to Service B.C. locations in other communities depending on user demand.