Longer Service B.C. hours in Vernon start today

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VERNON - People will have an extra hour to stop by Service B.C. in Vernon as part of a pilot project starting today.

Service B.C. is testing out extended hours in response to requests from local residents, the province said in a media release.

The pilot project will see the Vernon office stay open from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. effective Monday, Jan. 4. Previously, the office closed at 4:30 p.m. When the pilot project ends, it’s possible the expanded hours will be made permanent.

“We’re listening to British Columbians and delivering. We heard people wanted greater access to services and these expanded hours at the Vernon Service BC centre will enhance service delivery and cut red tape. Shorter wait times and increased flexibility is always great news for busy local residents,” Vernon-Monashee MLA Eric Foster said in the release.

In addition to Vernon, Service B.C. offices in Prince George and Maple Ridge will also be testing out extended hours.

To contact a reporter for this story, email Charlotte Helston at chelston@infonews.ca or call 250-309-5230. To contact the editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

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