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Delivering the Goods

Tuesday, December 20, 2016 @ 11:57 AM


Councillor Susan Scott,  Jeff Waters Service Delivery Manager P.G. Transit and Mayor Hall  deliver  food to  Cpt. Neil Wilkinson at the Salvation Army- photo 250News

Prince George, B.C. –  The  Food for Fare program  in Prince George  wrapped last week, and this morning,  Mayor Lyn Hall, Susan Scott and  P.G. Transit Delivery Manager Jeff Waters  delivered the goods.

The annual three day event   lets people board P.G. Transit  buses  for no cash if  the passenger makes a donation of a non perishable food item.

Three boxes of food   from that program were delivered this morning to the Salvation Army.

While donations  were down from  past  programs,   the  air quality advisory may have  had an impact  on reduced  donations as  P.G. Transit offers  free rides to all during  such air  quality events.   Still,  every little bit helps.

The Salvation Army has prepared  nearly 400 hampers to be delivered to  the less fortunate this  Christmas,  and the  donations of food will  help stock up the food bank.


This Mayor and Council continues to impress me with their “community mindedness”. Increasing support for non-profit community associations, holding outdoor barbeques in the VLA last summer, hosting Talktober community engagement sessions, investing in City infrastructure above ground on our roads and sidewalks, and below ground in our water mains and sewers, etc.

And still not one trip to China, and no more of our tax money going into hair-brained ”business” schemes like the airport expansion, where we have next to zero chance of any return on our hard earned tax dollars. Way to go Mayor Lynn Hall and City Council, stay “community minded” and you will get our support again next election!

Unlike BeingHuman, I think the Smoke and Mirrors of the non profits versus the Marriott debacle, may be the undoing of a few of our Councillors and perhaps the mayor, in the next municipal election??

Hair-brained ”business” schemes? Like the Marriott?

Selective memory strikes again!

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