Saturday, January 18, 2014

Canadian Freightways to cease operations from Prince George west to Prince Rupert

A common sight on the streets of Prince Rupert will soon be no more, as drivers and employees of Canadian Freightways received some bad news on Friday.

Late Friday it was learned by media outlets in Prince George, that the transportation company had advised its employees that it was in the process of shutting down its operations from Prince George west to Prince Rupert.

According to Prince George Television Station CKPG, the announcement was made shortly after 1 PM on Friday. Approximately 130 employees will be affected by the closure across Northern and Northwestern British Columbia.

Other locations to be closed include the Terrace and Smithers terminals of the company.

Canadian Freightways, which is based out of Calgary, Alberta has a service area stretching from Manitoba to British Columbia and is one of the regular scheduled freight lines to service the North Coast and Northwestern British Columbia.

The Prince Rupert terminal is located on the east side of the city, just off of Frederick Street and Highway 16.

No details of the reported closure have been provided s of yet on the company website.

Some background from Friday's announcement by way of Prince George media outlets can be found below.

Update: Canadian Freightways announced on Monday that an arrangement had been made with Bandstra to take on the duties of agent west of Prince George.

January 29-- Canadian Freightways stopping operations west of Prince George
January 24-- Canadian Freightways closes northwestern BC depots
January 23-- Canadian Freightways closes four locations
January 20-- Financial reasons behind Canadian Freightways closure says VP
January 20-- Canadian Freightways Employees plan next move
January 20-- Trucking firm shuts doors across Northern B. C.
January 17-- Canadian Freightways Doors Closed
January 17-- Canadian Freightways Shuttering PG Operations (video)
January 17-- Canadian Freightways closes Doors

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