Shaunavon seniors pushing to retain STC service

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Editor:

The Government of Saskatchewan has declared Seniors' Week in Saskatchewan from September 30 to October 6, 2013.

We are pleased to accept this recognition and feel it is an appropriate time to take up our cause, once again, to fight for the retention of the STC Service between Eastend-Swift Current and Eastend-Mossbank.

Earlier in the year, we were told the service would be discontinued as of May 18, 2013. Then, we were advised that this would be extended to December 31, 2013. By eliminating this service, we are told there would be an annual saving of $140,000. We feel this is a small saving in light of the benefit this service provides.

We are attempting to have a meeting with Honourable Don McMorris, Minister Responsible for STC, within the next few weeks. Meantime, we are asking for public support. Please send your letters of concern and support to:

 

Highway Traffic Board

1550 Saskatchewan Drive

REGINA, Sk. S4P 0E4

Fax: 306 775-6618

E-mail: contactus@highwaytrafficboard.sk.ca

 

Honourable Don McMorris

Minister Responsible for Saskatchewan Transportation Company

P.O. Box 720 - 125 Railway Street

BALGONIE, Sk. S0G 0E0

Fax: 306 771-2574

E-mail: dmcmorris@mla.legassembly.sk.ca

 

Honourable Wayne Elhard

P.O. Box 308 - 401 Redcoat Drive

EASTEND, Sk. S0N 0T0

Fax: 306 295-3688

E-mail: welhard@mla.legassembly.sk.ca

 

Mr. D.F. (Yogi) Huyghebaert

P.O. Box 2097 - 200 Centre Street

ASSINIBOIA, Sk. S0H 0B0

Fax: 306 642-4515

E-mail: yhuyghebaert@mla.legassembly.sk.ca

 

Please help us save our valuable bus service in the Southwest corner.

Lawrence Pommier (Sask. Senior Director Region J), Sharon Zarry - Shaunavon

Organizations: STC

Geographic location: Saskatchewan, Shaunavon

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  • Rogers Hater
    October 13, 2013 - 14:36

    It sucks the government is turning their back on the voters that got them here. STC is super important for rural Saskatchewan. It's how I send out Christmas gifts each year. It's how my sister comes home from the U of S each year. It's how grandma gets to Regina for doctors appointments. Don't fool yourselves. This isn't over. The government will keep axing rural service to save money. We cost them money. Too bad they don't realize they're wrecking rural Saskatchewan. Just like Rogers. Bad service unless you've got a pile of money. That's why our Crown's are great. They provide service for all. And if one area loses a bit, well another will make a bit. And we all win with SaskTel. Rogers makes more with better margins as they only target customer rich big cities. All great, but then rural areas don't get service. And SaskTel is stuck with a few less urban money making customers. Support SaskTel and keep money in the province. Tell your MLA you support STC and want to keep rural areas viable. The government ain't there to make money. They're there to provide good service, to all areas of the province

  • Agree in the fullest
    October 08, 2013 - 22:58

    I couldn't agree more about the value of rural Saskatchewan bus service in keeping small towns viable. The problem is the Sask Party and Minister McMorris have hundreds of millions for buying votes in big cities, with stadiums for Regina and a replacement to a perfectly good art gallery in Saskatoon. McMorris and Wall won't ever help you out unless they know you'll actually consider voting for the other guy if they ignore you, and you won't. So, until you can convince the Sask Party your vote is contingent on their ability to meet your needs, they will continue to axe services to rural Saskatchewan to buy votes in the big cities.