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Weather Information

Severe Weather and Bus Cancellations

Sometimes, severe weather causes us to cancel buses.  The general rule is that if the temperature combined with the wind chill is -45 C or colder at The Forks (as posted by Environment Canada at 6:00 a.m.), we cancel buses for the whole day but schools usually remain open.  All metro Winnipeg school divisions follow one system, based on this rule.

We will post an alert message on the Seven Oaks School Division website home page if buses are cancelled.

Major radio stations will also announce busing cancellations.  They usually broadcast cancellations about every 15 minutes.  You can also check local television stations and the Internet.


CBC – 990 AM,  89.3 FM

CKSB (French)

City TV

CFWM (BOB) 99.9

CKXL Envol 91 (French)

CTV News

FAB 94.3 FM

Clear FM 102.3

Global News

QX 104 FM

TSN Radio 1290



CJKR Power 97

CKMM Virgin Radio 103

Winnipeg Free Press Online


If we have not announced or posted a cancellation alert, buses are running.

Please do not call our Transportation office, Board Office or media outlets.  Doing so ties up phone lines.  Instead, please access information as outlined above.


Transportation Cancellation Procedures

In the event of severe weather.

  • Everyone is asked to listen to the media for announcements regarding bus cancellations and/or school closures.

  • If transportation is cancelled in the morning, this cancellation will apply for the whole day.

  • If it is necessary to close schools, or bus students homes early during the school day because of severe weather, schools will be contacted by phone by the Superintendent’s Department.

  • The decision to close schools will be made by the Superintendent in consultation with the Director of Transportation.