Greyhound Canada pulls out of BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba

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Idriss estimates about 1,000 people moved to the community to work and many find getting out of town hard.

Only Ontario and Quebec will keep their routes when the cancellations go into effect at the end of October, and the USA division will still operate the Seattle-to-Vancouver route. "Simply put, we can no longer operate unsustainable routes".

Kendrick cited decreasing ridership (a 41 per cent decline since 2010), competition with other passenger transportation services, and the growing popularity of low-priced airline travel and vehicle ownership as some of the factors that led to the decision.

That attitude doesn't jibe with Flin Flon NDP MLA Tom Lindsey, who said sometimes it is up to the government to provide services for people even if they can't be delivered profitably.

"Given the developments today, we need the federal government to step up and come up with a national solution that keeps Canadians connected across the country", Mason said in an email statement.

She says her ministry is also talking to all providers of bus services to find out what capacity exists in the province to ensure that people have safe, reliable transportation.

Pacific Western Transportation-based out of Calgary, Pacific Western Transportation runs services in British Columbia, Alberta, Yukon Territory, Saskatchewan, and Ontario and also owns Red Arrow Motorcoach, operating out of Alberta.

In retrospect, of course Greyhound wasn't interested in returning to a central location - not when its top brass knew the company's presence in all Western Canada was fast ending.

Joe Hargrave said his government - which axed the STC past year - had seen an industry-wide decrease in bus ridership.

"It is already well documented that our citizens have to ride the bus for hours, some longer than 14 hours, in order to see a doctor".

Inquiries to the Northern Regional Health Authority regarding what a lack of bus service would mean to the northern patient transportation program had not been returned as of press time. "We will be reaching out to Indigenous partners to better understand the impacts on their communities, and we will continue to analyze the situation as we look to identify options to address these serious concerns".

And to Greyhound - some thanks for providing rural/inexpensive transport up to this point, but mostly good riddance.

He also urged Trudeau to listen to those anxious about safety, citing the notorious stretch of B.C. highway known as the Highway of Tears, a region where many Indigenous women have gone missing. The only route that will continue to run in B.C.is from Seattle to Vancouver.

Grand Chief Stewart Phillip says in many ways these buses really are an essential service. Those cancellations took effect June 1.

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