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Weekly Busing Update: May 19, 2023

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May 19, 2023

To all Yellowknife Education District No. 1 (YK1) families and staff:

Re: Student Bus Route Update

YK1 understands that continued disruptions to student busing services in Yellowknife are impacting many of our families. First Transit, the company that provides busing services for Yellowknife school boards, continues to experience workforce challenges.

As of May 19, 2023:

• Routes 7, 10, and 12 remain canceled until further notice

• Routes 9 and 13 have been merged

• Route 5 is canceled until further notice

First Transit has indicated there is no additional space on other routes to accommodate families affected by the disruptions listed above.

First Transit was recently bought out by a Quebec-based group called Transdev. YK1, Yellowknife Catholic Schools, and la Commission scolaire francophone des Territoires du Nord-Ouest will meet with representatives of Transdev in the coming weeks, to continue advocating for solutions.

If you or someone you know may be interested in becoming a school bus driver, please call First Transit at (867) 873-4693 or email them at

Thank you,

Yellowknife Education District No. 1

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