Abandoned traveler thanks taxi driver

Greyhound bus impounded in Blue River causes passengers to wait in the early hours in Clearwater

Editor’s Note: The writer of the following letter was one of at least two travellers left waiting at the Greyhound stop in Clearwater after a Commercial Vehicle Safety Enforcement (CVES) officer impounded a bus in Blue River early Tuesday morning, May 21.


Editor, The Times:

Special thanks are due to the Wells Gray taxi driver who kindly gave me a wake-up call, picked me up and took me to the bus depot at Jim’s Market Tuesday, May 21. He waited with me until 5 a.m. for a bus that was due at 4:45 a.m. He left to pick up and deliver two other customers and returned at 5:30 a.m. to tell me and another fellow that the bus was not coming. He said the bus and driver were in care of the police in Blue River.

The Kamloops bus depot did not answer the phone in over 1.5 hours. The other Greyhound 1-800 and 1-877 numbers were useless.

The taxi driver brought me and the other waiting bus passenger home and wouldn’t accept anything for the trip. Nice to know there are good caring people.

Clearwater people are great but the bus service leaves a lot to be desired — though I did get a refund on my bus ticket.

Jean Gross


Clearwater, B.C.