It's kind of the final nail in the coffin for passenger bus service in Drumheller. That's the general reaction to news that Greyhound Canada has decided to end all passenger and freight service in Western Canada.
"We have so many seniors here, they don't drive and it was good way to go to Calgary when they have appointments like a doctor, but now nothing," noted Neerja Negi, owner of N&N News at Centre Street and 3 Avenue downtown, which has been operating as the bus depot.
The company stopped passenger bus service to Drumheller in June, 2017, but that was picked up by Alsask Bus, which received approval from the province to run buses to and from Calgary each day. It was also handling freight shipments.
"For now we are (still) doing that," stated Negi. "They didn't inform (us) if they're going to continue that or not. We don't have any information about that."
"We can't do anything; it's their decision," she added. "They've stopped the passenger service and now, I don't know if they are going to continue the package service or not."