OMCA Bus Bytes webinar is "MCI Academy — Training at a Whole New Level" and is happening February 20th at 1:00pm EST. Learn what programs are available to assist Coach Companies with today's challenges of the shortage of qualified and skilled Motor Coach Technicians. Take your maintenance department to a whole new level of efficiency by training them on new systems, standardizing their knowledge or by creating them from the ground up utilizing the newly certified Department of Labor Apprenticeship program. Register now to save your spot in the webinar.
OMCA It is with deep sorrow that we inform our members that Carol Dubeau passed away this past Saturday. Carol is survived by husband Michael Dubeau, former OMCA Board member and owner of Penetang Midland Coach Lines (PMCL). Visitation will be taking place this coming Thursday, February 21st. Click here for details
Global News School bus drivers with Campeau Bus Lines — which provides transportation throughout central Ontario — say they’re ready to strike if a new collective agreement is not reached by next Tuesday.
According to Unifor, the more than 200 school bus drivers with Campeau have voted 95.8 per cent in favour of strike action if a new deal is not reached by 12:01 a.m. on Feb. 19. READ MORE
CityNews The “Why did you not stop?” campaign is pushing to have stop arm cameras installed on all school buses in Ontario. The man behind the fight tells Roger Petersen the heartbreaking story that prompted him to call for the changes. READ MORE
CTV News The Rolling Stones are ready to rock Canada Day weekend.
The British band has selected a single Canadian date for the upcoming leg of their North American tour.
They'll play June 29 at the outdoor Burl's Creek Event Grounds in Oro-Medonte, ON, a sprawling field space about 130 kilometres northeast of Toronto. READ MORE
CBC News Cross-border commuters will have a little less coming out of their pocket to cross the bridge.
The Ambassador Bridge is reducing commuter tolls in both directions as of Feb. 18, 2019. Currently the bridge costs $4.60 or $4 U.S., depending on which way you're headed. The new cost will be $2.60 everyday, in either direction.
The reduction applies to pre-paid card holders, enrolling them into the Ambassador Bridge Premier Commuter Card Program. READ MORE
SouthWesternOntario.com via Walkerton Herald-Times The County of Bruce has developed a method to gauge the amount of tourism coming into the area and the economic effect of the traffic.
The report, published in January, shows about 2.5 million visitors came to Bruce County, which in turn, contributed an estimated $299 million to the local economy in 2018. READ MORE