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Greyhound Canada says its decision to end passenger bus and freight services in the Prairies and B-C will impact roughly two million consumers and result in the loss of 415 jobs.

By the end of October, Greyhound will cut all service in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba and cancel all but one route in B-C -- a U-S run service between Vancouver and Seattle.

Ontario and Quebec will be the only regions where the familiar running-dog logo continues to grace Canadian highways.

Greyhound Canada senior V-P Stuart Kendrick says the company sympathizes with the fact that many small towns are going to lose service.

But he says routes in rural parts of Canada - specifically Western Canada - are just not sustainable anymore.

Greyhound is blaming a 41 per cent decline in ridership since 2010, as well as competition from subsidized national and inter-regional passenger transportation services and the growth of new, low-cost airlines. (The Canadian Press)

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