Former couriers hope to start taxi service in the Lower Similkameen

Application for taxi service awaiting provincial approval.


Tyson and Heidi Schmauder hope to launch a new taxi service in the Lower Similkameen in the near future.

The pair have collected signatures and submitted an application to the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure and are now awaiting the status of their application.

“We filed a phone book – thick pile of paperwork,” Tyson said, “we don’t know how long the process will take from there.”

The Schmauders plan to operate a Pontiac Vibe as their taxi, running seven days a week from 6 a.m. until midnight Sunday through Thursday. On Fridays and Saturdays the operating hours will be 6 a.m until 2 p.m.

Heidi and Tyson recently sold a successful courier business in Penticton. They are six year residents of the village.