We provide two different types of bus alerts for your convenience

  • Text Message Alerts for bus delays, cancellation, or other timely and community-specific information
  • E-mail Alerts for system-wide messages about cancellations and delays, plus occasional informational emails regarding home to school bussing, our programs and events

Text Message Alerts

To signup for alerts in your region, text the indicated keyword to (877) 663-7770. Please note that our system will not accept replies.

Region Keyword
Dryden, Vermilion Bay & Ignace DRYDEN
Kenora & Sioux Narrows KENORA
Red Lake & Ear Falls REDLAKE
Pickle Lake PICKLE

Summary Terms & Conditions: Our mobile text messages are intended for subscribers over the age of 13 and are delivered via USA toll free number (877) 663-7770. You may receive up to 3 message(s) per day for text alerts. Message and data rates may apply.

This service is available to persons with text-capable phones subscribing to carriers including SaskTel, FIDO Microcell, NorthernTel Mobility, MTS Communication, Telebec, Aliant Mobility, Telus, Virgin Mobile Canada, Bell Mobility, and Rogers.

For help, text HELP to (877) 663-7770, email bussing@nwobus.ca , or call 1 (866) 860-7770. You may stop your mobile subscription at any time by text messaging STOP to toll free number (877) 663-7770. To opt back in, text “UNSTOP” followed by the keyword to toll free number (877) 663-7770.

E-mail Alerts

Please fill out this form in its entirety to receive instant alerts and notifications about school bus services across Northwestern Ontario.