Operation Red Nose at your service

Seasonal transportation option for those out enjoying the festive season

Operation Red Nose will be offering safe rides home again this weekend in Williams Lake for those out enjoying the holiday season.

In its 10th year locally, Operation Red Nose started Nov. 24, and will continue to run Dec. 8th, 9th, 15th, 16th, 22nd and New Year’s Eve.

Volunteers are based out of the Heartland Toyota dealership, and will be ready to offer safe rides home to clients in need by donation Friday and Saturday night.

Dave Dickson, manager of community safety, said the service has already provided almost 100 rides since it started, with Nov. 24 seeing eight rides by 13 volunteers, Nov. 25 seeing 48 rides by 24 volunteers, Dec. 1 seeing seven rides by 20 volunteers and Dec. 2 seeing 33 rides by 21 volunteers.

Operation Red Nose is a non-profit organization with a mission to encourage responsible behaviour with regard to impaired driving in a non-judgmental manner, by enabling communities to provide a free and confidential chauffeur service to their members. The money it raises is redistributed to local organizations dedicated to youth and amateur sports, and invested in responsible drinking and road safety awareness campaigns.

To book a ride in the Williams Lake area call 250-392-2222.

Just Posted

Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour filled to the brim with activities

Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour will be in Williams Lake for a celebration of hockey on Jan. 6 and 7.

Cariboo Canucks Hockey Tournament continues Sunday with finals

Sunday will feature finals at the Sixth Annual Cariboo Canucks First National Hockey Tournament.

Window decorating winners announced

The winners for the DWLBIA Business Window Decorating Contest are in.

Gratitude nudges man to pay it forward four decades later

An Ontario man is helping a Williams Lake family this Christmas

Photo gallery: Yuletide Dinner a team effort for the community

More than 550 plates served at annual Christmas event

Owl found dead after eating rat poison leaves B.C. woman concerned

After finding the owl on her Surrey property, Christine Trozzo says the poison is a concern for kids

Change to CPP death benefit panned as insufficient to cover funeral costs

Funeral Services Association of Canada lobbied governments to raise the value to $3,580

#MeToo at work: Employers play a role in fixing culture of sexual harassment

B.C. workplaces are getting ahead of being the next MeToo debacle, calling on experts to train staff

B.C. woman brain injured in crash as a baby gets $1.1 million in damages

Trial heard the woman was 16 months old, being carried by her mother when they were both hit

Court denies WestJet’s bid to toss out discrimination lawsuit of former worker

Mandalena Lewis is suing WestJet over allegations of gender-based discrimination

VIDEO: 3 months later, rescued sea lion released back into ocean

The young animal was found in Campbell River three months ago

Sagmoen neighbours recall alleged hammer attack

Woman was screaming outside Maple Ridge townhouse in 2013

Accused B.C. drug smuggler to be extradited

Supreme Court of Canada upholds extradition order for accused Shuswap drug smuggler, Colin Martin

Most Read