New bus service expecting to be busy over the holidays.
Director of Business Development John Stepovy says ridership has been steady since Ebus began operating three regional routes in November and new buses are being introduced to the fleet in the coming weeks.
Those looking to get to Kamloops, Kelowna or Vancouver via Merritt over the Christmas break will need to reserve their spot on the bus no later than an hour before it departs from its original location.
"We try and get people from the points of where they are going as soon as possible. So, in communities like Chilliwack, or Merritt, or Vernon, or wherever else, if there is no one to pick up, instead of stopping we just carry on."
Ebus offers eight daily stops in Merritt, picking up passengers on Crawford Ave.
Reservations can be made at www.myEbus.ca.
The Steelhead Society of BC is eyeing an end to open net fishing in BC rivers.
First, President Brian Braidwood says the goal is to get all the regulatory bodies and First Nations on board.
"Working with the other organizations; the BC Wildlife Federation, the Federation of Fly Fishers and others trying to get that message out. And, other organizations are working on it as well."
The BC Wildlife Federation is expected to host a symposium early in the New Year to discuss a potential move to ban open net fishing.
Braidwood says the move would be a huge boost to ensuring fish stocks in the province's rivers remain viable for years to come.