Weather Related School and Busing Information
When school bus operation is in question on a particular route, call the Bus Shop for busing information at (250) 949-8155 Ext. 221 or 229.
Occasionally, School District No. 85 can experience closures to schools and/or bus transportation cancellations or delays. Information on school closures or changes in bus schedules will be relayed to the following media outlets:
1) 1240 Coast AM
School closures (including information on individual schools) and all transportation cancellations or delays.
2) The Weather Network
District-wide closures and transportation cancellations or delays. Information is also available at the Weather Network television morning program. Information will be displayed every 10 minutes from Monday to Friday between 6:00 am and 9:00 am. Reports and updates will also be included in their "School Day Forecast" at 28 minutes past the hour from 6:00 am to 9:00 am.
3) CBC Radio 1
School closures (including individual schools) and transportation cancellations or delays. North Island CBC Frequencies:
Port Hardy – 95.5 FM
Woss – 92.7 FM
Port McNeill, Alert Bay & Sointula – 105.1 FM
Port Alice – 100.5 FM or 1170AM
Holberg – 1490 AM
4) North Island Gazette – School closures.
5) Global BC News – School closures.
6) CTV News Vancouver Island - School Closures