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Extreme Cold Weather Procedures

⚠️ Extreme Cold Warning ⚠️

If the AMBIENT temperature reaches -34°C or lower as recorded by Environment Canada at the Thunder Bay Airport at 6:00am, student transportation may be cancelled. A decision to cancel service would be sent out no later than 6:30am.

Notifications of an Extreme Cold Cancellation will be sent through the Bus Status app (be sure to download to your mobile device and subscribe to weather cancellations!) and posted on our website and social media accounts as well as media releases to local radio stations.

Please note:

  • Windchill, or what it "feels like" is not a consideration in determining when to cancel transportation
  • When there are no other factors affecting the decision, if the temperature is expected to rise above -34°C in time for the end of day bus times, PM buses will be scheduled to run and confirmed at the time of the AM cancellations.
  • Students should always be dressed and prepared for current and forecasted weather conditions.
  • Parents are reminded that they are responsible for the safety of their children to, from and while at the bus stop and ultimately make the decision on whether to put their children on the bus when buses are running during inclement weather.

Walk or Wheel Thunder Bay Newsletter #2

The next issue of the Walk Or Wheel Thunder Bay newsletter highlighting recent local active student travel initiatives is now available here.

Mandatory Masks for LDSB & TBCDSB Kindergarten Students on School Buses

As per the Lakehead District School Board and the Thunder Bay Catholic District School Board and as a result of an increase in the recent number of positive COVID-19 cases impacting Kindergarten students in our service area, non-medical/cloth masks or face coverings will be mandatory for all students in kindergarten attending these board’s schools while boarding, riding, and disembarking any school bus, effective Monday, January 3, 2022. While it remains non-mandatory for kindergarten students attending Conseil Scolaire de District Catholique des Aurores Boréales to wear non-medical/cloth masks or face coverings while boarding, riding, and disembarking any school bus, it is highly recommended.

Updated Mask/Face Covering Guidelines for Students on School Buses

Stop Arm Camera Program in the Future for Thunder Bay?

Recommendation from city administration that they be directed to explore the implementation of a school bus stop arm camera program in the city goes before city council for approval on Monday, December 6, 2021.

Introducing the WOW TBay Newsletter

Walk or Wheel Thunder Bay has created a newsletter to highlight what they've been up to this fall. Select the image below to view.

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