Drumheller's Valley Bus is about to become a regular sight in smaller communities around the area.
Their Facebook page includes a notice that they are expanding the service to Carbon, Delia, Dorothy, Michichi, Morrin, Munson and Rosebud, along with the valley communities of East Coulee, Nacmine,Newcastle, Midland and Rosedale.
"I live close to Carbon and I know a lot of seniors are having trouble getting into Drumheller for doctors appointments and whatnot," explained Barb Drever, the new manager of Valley Bus. "I talked to my co-workers and they all agreed that this was an excellent idea (and) to even go to other small communities."
"Right now, we do East Coulee every Wednesday, so I'm thinking maybe Carbon and Munson on Mondays, Dorothy and Michichi maybe on a Tuesday, East Coulee Wednesday, that type of thing," she elaborated.
Drever has been trying to expand the business since she started this past spring for what began as a service to the valley's seniors and disabled, and this is just the latest step.
"We're doing BCF camps this summer, doing transportation for their little trips," she outlined. "We're also thinking of doing a school run for single moms, maybe getting a whole bunch of parents that don't have transportation to, say, Crossiron Mills, and they can get school supplies."
Drever is still drawing up a schedule for the expanded Valley Bus service. For more information, call the office at 403-823-1319.