Newspaper article The Canadian Press

End of Era for Saskatchewan Transportation Company; Government Stops the Buses

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

End of Era for Saskatchewan Transportation Company; Government Stops the Buses

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The wheels on the STC buses stop, stop, stop

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REGINA - It's the end of an era for the Saskatchewan Transportation Company.

After almost seven decades, the province is putting the brakes on its bus service.

The last passenger trips will be Wednesday night when a bus reaches Regina, Saskatoon or Prince Albert.

The closure was announced in the provincial budget in March, and since then, there's been a lot of opposition to the move.

Earlier this month, the union that represents STC workers filed an injunction to stop the closure, but the judge threw the challenge out.

Don Cody, a former STC minister, says the closure will have a devastating effect on the north.

"People who are on pensions don't have a lot of extra money, and they are the ones that need service," Cody said. …

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