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Acadian Lines Cut to Impact Local Businesses

Organizations that sell tickets could face profit loss, staff cutbacks


Story by Brad Perry

The loss of bus service from Acadian Lines is going to affect more than employees and passengers who rely on the service.

Businesses who run ticket agencies are also going to be affected with the loss of extra income.

Calvin Grant owns Murray's Irving in Woodstock.

He says having the ticket agency at his store gave them a bit of extra money.

 

Grant says while there will be an impact year-round, there are certain times of the year that were busier than others.

He also adds while it probably will not happen, he may have to cut staff.

Acadian Lines made the announcement Tuesday, August 7, that they would scrap bus service in the Maritimes effective November 30.

It's expected between 120 and 150 people will lose their jobs.