Northwestern Ontario Student Services Consortium

Site: Dryden Regional Training and Cultural Centre

Service: Student Transportation Services

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Description & Services
Public Comments The following radio stations broadcast emergency bus cancellation information due to inclement weather: 
  • Dryden CKDR 92.7 FM or Q104 104.5 FM 
  • Ear Falls CKDR 1350 AM 
  • Ignace CKDR 1340 AM 
  • Kenora MIX 89.5 FM or Q104 104.5 FM 
  • Red Lake CKDR 1340 AM 
  • Sioux Lookout/Hudson CKDR 1400 AM 
  • Sioux Narrows MIX 89.5 FM 
  • Vermilion Bay CKDR 92.7 FM or Q104 103.3 FM
Cancellations will also be posted on an emergency banner at 
Parents/guardians may call the Transportation Department which is open all year including the summer
Description (Agency) Offers fully integrated transportation services for Keewatin-Patricia School Board, Northwest Catholic School Board, Kenora Catholic School Board and Aurores Boreales
Description (Service)
  • Offers fully integrated bus transportation services for Keewatin-Patricia School Board, Northwest Catholic School Board, Kenora Catholic School Board and Conseil Scolaire de District Catholique Aurores boreal├ęs 
  • Provides transportation services for many First Nations communities 
  • Supervises and designs bus routes 
  • Responsible for communicating school closures and bus routes to the public 
  • Provides updated information on bus cancellations and school closures on emergency banner in website
First Rider Program 
  • Offers video and bus ride with a focus on school bus safety 
  • Aims to alleviate concerns about riding a school bus
Visible Parent Program
Requires a parent or guardian to accompany JK/SK students to and from pick up and drop off bus stop
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Kenora District
Boundaries East to Upsala, West to Manitoba border, North to Red Lake, Sioux Lookout, Pickle Lake and Savant Lake, South to Sioux Narrows
Eligibility First Rider Program
JK/SK first time school bus riders
Visible Parent Program 
  • Guardian or parent substitute must be over 11 years of age 
  • Suspension of bus service will be imposed if not adhered to
  • Contact Transportation office for all programs and services and to register child for bus service 
  • Alerts also available as a Text message sent directly to cell phone; registration for service available on website
Languages English
Fees None
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-223-1256
Toll Free Phone 1-866-860-7770
Primary Contact Dallas Ledsham, Transportation Assistant; Phone: 807-223-1256 ext 1; Email:
Primary Executive Judi Green, General Manager; Phone: 807-223-1256 ext 6; Email:
Located In Community Dryden
Address Dryden Regional Training and Cultural Centre
100 Casimir Ave, Suite 114
Dryden, ON P8N 3L4
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Intersection Casimir Ave and Albert St
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial