Chamber reacts swiftly to messy bus depot

Judy Goodman, executive director of the Revelstoke Chamber of Commerce, reacted swiftly Friday to a news report about the state of the Greyhound bus depot’s waiting area.

The story, which appeared in the Local news briefs column of The Current late Thursday evening, focused on a complaint to Revelstoke3 City Council by Paula Rogers of Nakusp about the garbage-strewn waiting area.

Goodman apologized on behalf of the Chamber board and promised to work with Greyhound and Matt Singh, owner of the Ol’ Frontier where the depot is located. The full text of Goodman’s e-mail is carried below.

Please click here to read the original story and see the photo of the mess.

Hello Paula,

Thank you for taking the time to share with us your disappointing experience at the Revelstoke Greyhound station.  I am unsure what your conversation was with The City, but apologize that your concerns were not addressed to your satisfaction. Revelstoke is an amazing town with majestic views from our Downtown and surrounding areas.  I have spent lots of time in beautiful Nakusp as well, we are truly blessed to life is such a wonderful area of the world!

The picture that you shared is of concern to the Chamber, and the proud citizens of Revelstoke.  Please accept my apology on behalf of the Chamber Board and members for the unattractive environment that you had to endure. I have sent a message to the owner/manager of the Frontier and hope to meet with him on Tuesday next week.  I have also spoken to the Greyhound Customer Service centre in Vancouver and will work with them to complete a formal report.

Paula, I will keep you up to date on the progress of getting this resolved.  The next time you are in Revelstoke please come by our new Business and Visitor Information Center at 301 Victoria Road and say hello to our Revelstoke sales team!  I am in the Camber office Monday to Friday.

Judy Goodman
Executive Director
Revelstoke Chamber of Commerce