Inclement Weather 

There may be times during the school year where it may be necessary to cancel student transportation services due to adverse weather conditions.


NSTS gathers information on road and weather conditions from a wide variety of sources, including Environment Canada, the bus companies, various municipal and regional agencies and from staff performing checks on selected routes to experience the road conditions first hand.

NSTS considers the actual weather conditions, the forecasted weather and the projected impact on road conditions during the peak student transportation windows. Once all available information has been collected and reviewed and it is determined that students cannot be safely transported to school, or home from school at the end of the day, the decision to cancel student transportation is made by NSTS.

Every attempt is made to provide the public with information on bus cancellations by the 6:00 a.m. radio news report. The announcement will be posted on the front page of this website as well as the DSBN and NCDSB websites, as well as on the following radio and television stations:

CKTB (610 AM) St. Catharines

CHRE (105.7 FM) St. Catharines

WAVE (94.7 FM) Hamilton

CHTZ-FM (97.7 FM) St. Catharines

CKOC (1150 AM) Hamilton

2DayFM (105.1 FM) Niagara Falls/Fort Erie

CHML (900 AM) Hamilton

K-LITE-FM (102.9 FM) Hamilton

CHAM (820 AM) Hamilton

GIANT FM (91.7 FM) Welland

Y-108(107.9) Hamilton

CTV Toronto Television

CH – Hamilton Television

Citytv Breakfast Television Television

The Board Director of Education makes the decision to cancel schools. School closure information is announced in the manner as outlined above, as well as posted on the School Board website.

Caution Please note that parents or guardians make the final decision on whether or not to send their child to school in inclement weather conditions.

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