Rick Korejwo taxi Valemount McBride

Rick Korejwo of Valemount Taxi is applying to start a taxi service in McBride.

Korejwo has requested letters of support from Village Council and local businesses and agencies to support his application to the BC Passenger Transportation Board, which regulates bus and taxi service in BC.

In his letter to Council Korejwo says he hopes to operate six days a week 10am-2am and hire local drivers.

He says McBride will have its own local taxi number but dispatch will be located in Valemount.

Korejwo’s is the only commercial taxi service in the Robson Valley, and currently services the Valemount area. In addition to the taxi, he offers home-delivery of groceries, a courier service, and designated driver service shuttling people home in their own vehicles.

He was not able to grant us an interview by press time.

By Laura Keil