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 delaysInformation 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 – 1170 AM

Holberg – 1490 AM   

4) North Island Gazette – School closures. 

5) Global BC News – School closures.

6) CTV News Vancouver Island - School Closures