THUNDER BAY – WEATHER – UPDATE – Extreme Cold extends from Manitoba into Northern Ontario. Environment Canada has continued the Extreme Cold Warnings across the region.
Thunder Bay – Lakehead Schools
Student Transportation Services of Thunder Bay advises, “If temp incl wind chill is -40 or below at 6 am on Thurs, January. 31, all scheduled student transportation will be cancelled with a decision to offer PM transportation being made based on the day’s forecast at that time.”
All Lakehead School Buses Cancelled
Thursday, January 31, 2019
Due to extremely cold weather ALL scheduled student transportation is CANCELLED for THIS MORNING, however ALL scheduled student transportation WILL RUN THIS AFTERNOON.
All schools remain open. pic.twitter.com/xAvitz24Dn
— STSTB (@TBayBus) January 31, 2019
If temp incl wind chill is -40 or below at 6am on Thurs, Jan 31, all scheduled student transportation will be cancelled with a decision to offer PM transportation being made based on the day’s forecast at that time. All CSDCAB @LakeheadSchools @tbc_schools will remain open. pic.twitter.com/snVtC4v7eb
— STSTB (@TBayBus) January 30, 2019
This already has officials with the Rainy River School Board cancelling school buses for Thursday.
Rainy River District Bus Cancellations
Thursday, Jan 31, 2019 – Bus Cancellations
- 101 (Dimit Bus)
- 103 (Dimit Bus)
- 104 (Dimit Bus)
- 105 (Dimit Bus)
- 106 (Dimit Bus)
- 107 (Dimit Bus)
- 110 (Dimit Bus)
- 111 (Dimit Bus)
- 112 (Dimit Bus)
- 306 (Dimit Bus)
- 235 (Dimit Bus)
- 205 (Dimit Bus)
- 225 (Dimit Bus)
Northwestern Ontario Student Services Consortium
Unfortunately once again, due to the extreme temperatures, all school buses are cancelled for the day tomorrow – Thursday, January 31. This is the entire service area which includes:
- Kenora/Sioux Narrows
- Dryden/Vermilion Bay/Ignace
- Red Lake/Ear Falls
- Sioux Lookout
- Pickle Lake
These decisions have been made in the interest of student and driver safety. As at 7:00 p.m. Environment Canada is reporting as follows:
- Kenora -40 (windchill -48)
- Sioux Narrows -40 (windchill -48)
- Red Lake -41 (windchill -48)
- Ear Falls -41 (windchill -48)
- Sioux Lookout -40 (windchill -51)
- Dryden -39 (windchill -50)
- Ignace -39 (windchill -50)
- Upsala -39 (windchill -50)
- Pickle Lake -38 (windchill -51)
All schools remain open.
Judi Green reports:
Technical Difficulties with our Text Alert System
Some of our stakeholders and families only subscribe to our Text Alert System and not the Email Alerts. We are having difficulty with our server and the text alerts. The notification of cancellations has gone to some geographic areas but not all of them. The media has picked up our Email Alert regarding the system cancellations tomorrow. (Thank you.) We would like to ask for your help in sharing the cancellation information on social media.
Our website always has up to date information on cancellations www.nwobus.ca as well.
Thank you for your patience.
This article will be updated as news comes in.