Student News


NEW JOHN WARE BUS NOW IN SERVICE!                 By Aiden G.

Bus Shelter

Since before Aidan’s Articles’s founding, the Route 56 bus, also known as the Woodbine bus, has been crowded by John Ware students after school, filling the bus to the brim. The Calgary government has taken notice of this ever-growing problem, and since Spring 2019, they have been working to improve the bus lines of Woodbine and Southland, with larger, more sheltered bus stops, and now, John Ware’s very own bus route. 

Route 786 is now available for John Ware students! Arriving at the Southland bus stop at around 3:10 and leaving at 3:20, the new route 786 bus is the same size as the 56, but is reserved for students. The bus takes the same route as the original Woodbine bus, but leaves sooner, allowing for students to arrive at their households up to 20 minutes earlier. 

Writers for the newspaper, Aiden G (Editor in Chief), Adam L (Adam’s Wisdom) and Colin F (Colin’s Car Critiques) decided to try out the new bus on its maiden voyage. We got a speech from a Calgary Transit employee, informing us that the new bus was put into service deliberately to solve the problem of overcrowded buses as result of student activity, and to use the new one instead. I was able to get home at about 3:33, almost half an hour earlier than usual. 

For the most part, the new bus was remarkably more efficient than the 56, leaving earlier and making less stops. One problem still remains, however. Even by the time of Tuesday, I was noticing the bus almost filled to the brim. Keep in mind, not that many people even knew about it yet. It seems that the new bus will have the same crowding issues of the 56, forcing students to continue to use the original bus instead. 

If you tend to be busy a lot, or if you just want to be home early, then the new bus is the thing for you. If you don’t think you need to be home much earlier, then I recommend sticking with the old one. According to Calgary Transit, to board the new bus, you require a bus pass, the money to pay the fare, or a ticket. The bus is only active on school days, unless it is Spring Break or Christmas Break.

Student Showcase

Student News


NEW JOHN WARE BUS NOW IN SERVICE!                 By Aiden G.

Bus Shelter

Since before Aidan’s Articles’s founding, the Route 56 bus, also known as the Woodbine bus, has been crowded by John Ware students after school, filling the bus to the brim. The Calgary government has taken notice of this ever-growing problem, and since Spring 2019, they have been working to improve the bus lines of Woodbine and Southland, with larger, more sheltered bus stops, and now, John Ware’s very own bus route. 

Route 786 is now available for John Ware students! Arriving at the Southland bus stop at around 3:10 and leaving at 3:20, the new route 786 bus is the same size as the 56, but is reserved for students. The bus takes the same route as the original Woodbine bus, but leaves sooner, allowing for students to arrive at their households up to 20 minutes earlier. 

Writers for the newspaper, Aiden G (Editor in Chief), Adam L (Adam’s Wisdom) and Colin F (Colin’s Car Critiques) decided to try out the new bus on its maiden voyage. We got a speech from a Calgary Transit employee, informing us that the new bus was put into service deliberately to solve the problem of overcrowded buses as result of student activity, and to use the new one instead. I was able to get home at about 3:33, almost half an hour earlier than usual. 

For the most part, the new bus was remarkably more efficient than the 56, leaving earlier and making less stops. One problem still remains, however. Even by the time of Tuesday, I was noticing the bus almost filled to the brim. Keep in mind, not that many people even knew about it yet. It seems that the new bus will have the same crowding issues of the 56, forcing students to continue to use the original bus instead. 

If you tend to be busy a lot, or if you just want to be home early, then the new bus is the thing for you. If you don’t think you need to be home much earlier, then I recommend sticking with the old one. According to Calgary Transit, to board the new bus, you require a bus pass, the money to pay the fare, or a ticket. The bus is only active on school days, unless it is Spring Break or Christmas Break.

Last modified on

⚡️ “Calgary Hitmen Be Brave Game 2020” https://t.co/9Z0UjHkkhT #WeAreCBE

RT @CrescentCowboys: We concluded our Black History Jamboree with a Djembe Drum Circle at lunch. A huge thank you to the staff and students who are part of the #CHHSDiversityCouncil for planning creative events for all students to enjoy this week. #CowboyNation #WeAreCBE https://t.co/FBLUCY8XQC

RT @MandelaUnited: Our students and staff do an excellent job engaging our community and working with our partners! #wearecbe https://t.co/8Z6ZZ9cclT

RT @CBE_CNGunn: The theme for Pink Shirt Day is “Lift each other up”; a simple but powerful message encouraging us to look beyond our differences and celebrate the things that make us unique. We are so proud of our CNG working together to lift each other up. #wearecbe https://t.co/MY2TYVsLxS

RT @MapleRidgeCBE: It was a #pinkshirt kind of day. Many of our students were engaged in fantastic conversations about the power of collective kindness. Way to go Maple Ridge! https://t.co/beX1EgXCyV