The Cochrane RCMP has thoroughly searched every Cochrane Southland transportation bus as well as its facilities.
No suspicious objects have been located. Mounties have cleared Southland to resume normal operations. Cochrane RCMP continues their investigation into this matter.
The Cochrane RCMP has responded to a bomb threat at the Southland Transportation Yard on Griffin Road and they remain on the scene.
Corporal Troy Savinkoff says that the threat was made from a radio onboard a Southland bus.
"It appears that somebody went onto a Southland Transportation bus and made a threat over the radio," says Savinkoff. "The threat was generic and talked about there being potentially a bomb on a bus or in a building."
Cochrane RCMP has few details at this point however, officers will continue to assess the situation and conduct searches.
Savinkoff says that all buses are back at the Southland yard on Griffin Road, and students have made it to school safely.
"As a result upon receiving that notification, the buses ensured that they no longer had any students on them and they were redeployed back to the Southland transportation office," says Savinkoff.
Savinkoff says that the transportation office has been evacuated and businesses in the area have been directed to stay inside.
"We have maintained a perimeter," says Savinkoff. We've evacuated Southland Transportation itself and we're ensuring that the nearby businesses adjacent to that location stay inside but we haven't evacuated any further businesses at this time."
Officers remain on the scene and are conducting searches onboard all buses as well as the transportation yard in Cochrane. Savinkoff says that they haven't found anything to be suspicious in nature.
It is unclear how bus services will be affected going forward. More updates will be made as they become available.