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Volunteers celebrate near Tham Luang cave complex in the northern province of Chiang Rai, Thailand, July 10, 2018. REUTERS/Soe Zeya TunSOE ZEYA TUN/Reuters

From, Boys, coach freed from Thai cave in daring rescue mission that captivated the world:

‘Amazing and inspiring work by all involved, including the coach (aged 25). I hope support and not judgement will be offered to the coach.’ – zoeygirl59

‘Icelandic Prime Minister Katrin Jakobsdottir said it best:

“Today, hope, courage and compassion have won.”

I hope the world can put aside its differences for a moment and give thanks for how we are able to come together when needed.

Much thanks to the Thai navy seals, the intrepid foreign cave diving experts and everybody who contributed to the effort. Special thanks to Saman Gunan for giving his life to save others. – Freshycat

Despite all the bad news from many parts of the world I will remain upbeat today when reflecting on this story. Kudos to the many rescuers.’ – newzea7

Greyhound passengers collect their luggage after arriving in Vancouver, on Monday July 9, 2018. Greyhound Canada says it is ending its passenger bus and freight services in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba, and cancelling all but one route in B.C. -- a U.S.-run service between Vancouver and Seattle. As a result, when the changes take effect at the end of October, Ontario and Quebec will be the only regions where the familiar running-dog logo continues to grace Canadian highways. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl DyckDARRYL DYCK/The Canadian Press

Readers also discussed the loss of Greyhound bus routes in Western Canada:

From, Greyhound cancels most of its routes in Western Canada, by Oliver Moore

A massive blow to rural, less able and poorer Canadians.

‘But we were naive to think an American Corporation cared about anything other than the bottom line.

Unfortunately, there really is no way to make money running a bus for rural Canadians. Fuel, maintenance, labor and distance are massive costs that can only be offset by government subsidies or economy of scale.

This has echoes of the closing of the Churchill rail line.’ – CognitiveDisonnance

‘How very sad. One of my fondest memories in recent years was taking a bus with my husband from Calgary to Vancouver - what a gloriously beautiful trip! And so reasonable. We had no desire to rent a car and drive ourselves, and the train was prohibitively expensive (for us anyway).

Not only are the poor or those who can’t or won’t drive will be affected but even people touring there from other parts of Canada. A real blow indeed on many levels.’ - Gizella

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