Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Northern Manitoba Bus Passengers Endure Long Cold Journey to Winnipeg

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Northern Manitoba Bus Passengers Endure Long Cold Journey to Winnipeg

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Bus passengers endure cold journey into night

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THOMPSON, Man. - A woman in northern Manitoba says she travelled 10 hours to Winnipeg this week in frigid weather aboard a bus that had a broken front door and no heat.

Vivian Rabiscah says she and 20 other passengers left Thompson for the 760-kilometre journey at 10 p.m. Monday night on a Thompson Bus charter.

Rabiscah says the temperature was near -40 C and every passenger, including children and seniors, had to wrap themselves in blankets to keep warm during the entire trip.

She says the bus stopped at a gas station in Grand Rapids where riders were able to warm up, but the driver could not get the door closed or figure out what was causing the heating problem.

Thompson Bus told CTV News that the door malfunction occurred due to the cold and has been repaired. …

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