Drumhellians wanting to travel west to Calgary or east to Saskatoon will no longer be able to leave the driving to someone else.
The bus route between Saskatoon and Calgary has been shut down once again after one of the companies providing the service dropped it effective June 1, 2017.
Lanesha Gipson is a media spokesman with Greyhound Lines in Fort Worth, Texas.
"We had an inter-line partnership with Alsask Bus Service; they were the ones that provided transportation between Saskatoon and Calgary, and they actually terminated their service," she explained.
A spokesman for Alsask says the decision came after the Saskatchewan Government shut down the Saskatchewan Transportation Company, which serviced the Alsask to Saskatoon portion of the route.
Greyhound used to run its own buses between Calgary and Saskatoon, with daily stops in Drumheller, but the company stopped several years ago saying the route was unprofitable.
"Right now there is no direct route between Saskatoon and Calgary since Alsask Bus Service did terminate their service, but customers can travel through Edmonton," outlined Gipson.
While would-be bus passengers are left in the lurch for now, Gipson stated Greyhound will continue to provide parcel service in and out of town.
"We're actually still going to provide freight," she assured us. "We still will provide our GP-Ex service, our package express."