GERTIE – election day special – Monday October 19th
The polling stations for the federal election on October 19th are in the gym at the Gabriola Elementary School (for most residents of the “north” end of the island) and at the Community Hall (for most residents of the “south” end). The polls are open from 7 AM to 7 PM. You can get there in the morning on one of GERTIE’s regular morning A and B routes which start at 6:45 and continue until 8:45 AM. (Check the schedule page or scroll down a page from here)
GERTIE is also doing an election-day special that can get you there in the middle of the day at the following times:
And GERTIE can get you there in the afternoon/evening using our regular PM routes which start at 4:15 and continue to 6:40 PM.
GERTIE rides to the polls are free! (Although donations will be accepted.)
Thanks to everyone for their input on the fall schedule. We’ve made some adjustments based on your input. The key one is a 10 minute shift on the morning A route in order to ensure elementary school children get to school at the new start time of 8:40.
See below for the read down version of the fall schedule that will be effective September 8th (or click here for the PDF version). The schedule up until September 8th can be found here.
…and a soft launch for the Go Gertie Campaign. You can see (and hear) the bus drivers song here (thanks to Pandit Tejomaya for creating the video).
The vote for Gertie referendum is planned for February 2016. Please go to our new Referendum page for details about the governance, budget, and proposed service.
GERTIE will leave the ferry at 4:10 p.m., the Village at 4:15 p.m., Barrett/North at 4:20 p.m., Silva Bay at 4:30 p.m., Islands View at 4:35 p.m. and arrive at the Community Hall at 4:40 p.m. See you there!
These changes will go into effect this Friday and Saturday (July 24th and 25th). Let us know how the timing works for you – we’re still figuring this out and we need your input.
GERTIE will be heading to the meeting tonight – she will leave the village at 6:20, Tashtego at 6:25, Silva Bay 6:45, arriving at the Community Hall at 7:00.
The meeting is to discuss fire safety, emergency preparedness, and to share ideas and plans for how we can cope and support each other through the drought. Fire chief Rick Jackson and members of Gabriola Emergency Support Services will be on hand.
Thanks to those who pulled the meeting together. Please help spread the word as this is a last-minute effort.