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article imageGreyhound cutting service to Northern Ontario and Manitoba

By Stephanie Dearing     Sep 3, 2009 in Business
Threatening other cuts to its service, the Ontario-based intercity and interprovincial bus company, Greyhound, said it is "reviewing" its services in British Columbia, the Yukon, Saskatchewan, Alberta and the Northwest Territories.
Greyhound is blaming the government of Canada for the cuts to its service. At the moment, service to Manitoba will be cut off in 30 days, and Northwestern Ontario gets a bit of a reprieve with 90 days notice.
The company served notice of its intent to end transportation services to the Manitoba Highway Traffic Board and to the Ontario Highway Transport Board.
The Senior Vice-President of Greyhound Canada, Stuart Kendrick, blamed the government for the situation saying, "... we are no longer in a position to absorb losses that are almost solely attributable to government policies." Kendrick told press that Greyhound was under considerable financial stress.
Greyhound Canada had cut back on its service in British Columbia this past August, announcing cuts to routes on August 1st. The company cited low ridership as the reason for the cuts to routes.
December 2nd is the last day for travel on Greyhound to northern Ontario.
There is no word at this time on how many people might lose their jobs because of the cuts.
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