Friday, July 2, 2010

Residents from the north coast who travel to Happy Valley-Goose Bay for medical reasons are now travelling around the town in style.

Nunatsiavut’s Department of Health’s Ground Transportation service has received a new van.

Gail Turner is the Director of Health Services for the Nunatsiavut Government.

She says they received the new van Tuesday and it went into operation the next day.

The new van is wheelchair accessible.

It has the ability to transport two wheelchairs at a time.

This is a feature that their old van did not have.

The van also has the ability to transport the same amount of people that a twin otter can.

The new capability will cut down on the amount of trips the van makes dramatically.

Turner says the van lent a hand this week transporting seniors from the Paddon Home to the new long-term care facility.

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