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More bus routes cancelled late Monday evening [Video]

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OTTAWA –The gradual return to school amid the COVID-19 pandemic continues in Ottawa today, but hundreds will not have school buses to ride.

Thirteen bus routes were cancelled Monday morning, in addition to the 30 announced last week by the Ottawa Student Transportation Authority, due to a severe driver shortage.

Monday evening, an additional six routes were cancelled for September 15th (routes below). 

Elementary students in the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board start returning to classes this week, while secondary students in the Ottawa Catholic School Board begin lessons.

In the OCDSB, students in Grades 1 to 3 and Grade 7, depending on the school, return today. In the OCSB, it's Cohort A of Grades 9-12 who start classes.

Driver shortage cuts bus service

More than 2,300 students will be without yellow school bus service this week, as OSTA faces what it has called a "severe" shortage of drivers.

The busing provided by OSTA was …

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