Big concerns provincially and locally when it comes to Greyhound being cut

B-C's Transportation Minister says Greyhound's decision to completely eliminate service in Western Canada by October 31st is hugely problematic for people who depend on the bus service in the Interior.

Claire Trevena says the move will leave people with limited options to get around and this will likely impact the most vulnerable.

She says  at no point did Greyhound reach out to her or her staff to talk about solutions to keep people connected.

Nelson Mayor Deb Kozak says she's also surprised and disappointed with the news.

She says it's going to be a huge impact on many people locally. What she's seen happen is that there are regional bus services or transportation systems that have popped up, and that will be something they'll be looking for in conjunction with the Regional District and others around the province.

Kozak says she'll be at a UBCM meeting this week, and expects there will be a lot of discussion on the issue there.