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LCW Board President Jerome Tanner (left) celebrated the expansion of their accessible vans at an event at the Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre in Bridgewater. Photo: Evan Taylor.

Lunenburg County Wheels now serving western half of county

By Evan Taylor May 15, 2024 | 3:57 PM

Lunenburg County Wheels (LCW) is now serving the entire western half of Lunenburg County thanks to adding four new accessible vans to their fleet.

The new vans have been active since the start of April and LCW Board President Jerome Tanner they are already seeing an uptick in usage.

“Our client list has been growing rapidly which is exciting to see,” said Tanner. “they see our new vans or hear about them and start to come out of the woodwork, people we never would have thought of as needing our services,”.

A map showing the service area for LCW. Photo: LCW.

As the vans are fully accessible Tanner says their clientele tends to comprise more seniors but in recent months they’ve noticed more younger users.

The new vans were made possible by funding from the provincial and federal governments and local municipal governments’ support.

The provincial and federal investments totalled $432,000.

The Town of Lunenburg is one of LCW’s municipal partners and Mayor Jamie Myra was excited about what the expansion means for his community.

“I think for young people it’s particularly exciting, now for example if you are considering going to NSCC Lunenburg (located in Bridgewater) you don’t need to buy a car to do so,” said Myra.

While the latest expansion now covers all of western Lunenburg County, Tanner indicated LCW will continue to look for expansion opportunities to better serve the entire county.