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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Thank you to Whistler Bus Driver No. 4

A letter writer thanks a thoughtful BC Transit driver.

On Feb. 2 at about 12:55 p.m., my son and I anxiously boarded the Marketplace No. 4 shuttle near the bottom of the Excalibur Gondola. 

We had just downloaded because my son, Oskar, who is 14 and a member of the Freestyle Whistler program, had broken his arm while doing a drop near Crystal Chair with his brothers. 

He was understandably in a lot of pain and we were on our way for urgent care [at the Whistler Health Care Centre (WHCC)] as fast as possible.

The bus driver, whose name I did not get, unfortunately, performed an amazing act of service and generosity for us. Rather than the brief break he was about to have, and with the support of the other passengers, he left the bus loop and took us right to front of the [WHCC]. We jumped off and within minutes, the amazing nurses and doctors of the hospital had him under their care and all was well.  

[I] just wanted to say thank you! [It] was a real act of kindness and made a difference to [myself] and a young guy in a lot of pain.

Michael and Oskar McPhie //Whistler