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Taxi operator shutdown has ‘left a gap’ in provincial transportation services

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Key takeaways: 

  • Bulkley Valley Taxi was the only cab firm in Smithers, B.C., before it shut in May.
  • Daniela Bork, general manager of Prestige Hudson Bay Lodge in the downtown location, states she has got cancellation requests from corporate clients who had reserved business meetings for the fall.

Several businesses in a northern B.C. town are being affected by the shutdown of the only provincial taxi service provider three months back.

Paddy Hirshfield and Patrick Hibbitts told they would shut Bulkley Valley Taxi as the need in Smithers — approximately halfway between Prince George and Prince Rupert and house to a little over 5,300 people — isn’t vital enough for them to persist operating.

That has left citizens and tourists without taxis to and from the provincial airport, approximately 5.4 kilometers from downtown, a way that B.C doesn’t cover—transit buses.

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Several businesses in a northern B.C. town are being affected by the shutdown of the only provincial taxi service provider three months back

Daniela Bork, general manager of Prestige Hudson Bay Lodge in the downtown area, states she has got cancellation requests from corporate clients who had secured business meetings for the fall.

“[They] canceled their exclusive events due to the shortage of transportation being able to get to and from the airport, but also transportation within the city,” Bork said, adding that numerous of them have chosen to migrate their events to hotels in Terrace, approximately 200 kilometers west of Smithers.

Source – CBC News

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