- Bear Train Interview on CBC Radio:
This interview on CBC radio provides an excellent update on progress being made on efforts to get the Bear Train up and running:
CBC Morning North October 30, 2017 Missanabie Cree FN wants to restore Algoma's passenger train service “Funding for Algoma's passenger rail service was cut off three years ago. Now, Missanabie Cree First Nation is leading the way to bring it back. We heard more from Riley Smith who's assisting the First Nation.” http://www.cbc.ca/player/play/1084342851678
- MP Terry Sheehan Seniors Strategy Consultation:
We encourage CAPT supporters to attend a consultation organized by Terry Sheehan on Friday, Nov. 3 from 1:30 to 3:30 at the Seniors Drop-In Centre at 619 Bay St. in the Main Hall, to express the need for good passenger train service to be included in any National Seniors Strategy. Seniors, professionals, caregivers, and members of the public, are welcome to participate.
Sootoday Oct 30, 2017 “Terry wants to hear from you on our National Senior Strategy, Seniors, professionals, caregivers, and members of the public, are welcome to participate” https://www.sootoday.com/local-news/terry-wants-to-hear-from-you-on-our-national-senior-strategy-752576
- Here is a very interesting article that looks at the prediction that fewer people will be owning cars in the future. Northern Ontario towns and cities will turn into ghost towns if they don’t have passenger train service connecting them to Southern Ontario where they do.
“Owning a car will soon be a thing of the past” | John Harris Monday 23 October 2017
CAPT board member, Dorothy Macnaughton, given national CNIB award
Dorothy Macnaughton joined the CAPT board several years ago to help with our efforts to have passenger rail restored in Northeastern Ontario, with a particularly because of its importance for people with disabilities. She recently became a co-chair of CAPT, with Howie Wilcox as the other co-chair. Last week Dorothy received a prestigious national CNIB award for her amazing volunteer work over the past 30 years. Here is an excellent interview with Dorothy on CBC radio as well as a summary of it on their website:
CNIB honouring northeastern Ontario woman for volunteer work CBC News Oct 20, 2017
Our Response to NOMTS
(Northern Ontario Multimodal Transportation Strategy)
Sootoday.com “First the feds, now the province is off-track when it comes to passenger rail service group states” by Darren Taylor
Wawa-news.com “CAPT says Northern Ontario Multimodal Transportation Strategy Lacks Vision” Sept. 21, 2017
We are asking for CAPT supporters to send us digital photos (high resolution) from various communities along the Algoma passenger train corridor that depict children and the train.
- a child or children waiting for the train
- a child or children in the passenger train coach or baggage car
- a child or children arriving or departing from a tourist lodge
We have picked this theme because the Bear Train, for which we are all so anxiously waiting, is going to be the train for the future generation and for generations yet to come.
We ask you to send your photo(s) electronically as attachments to an email message sent to: email@example.com.
Thanks so much
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“Algoma passenger rail advocate brings Bear Train protest sign to Prime Minister's rally in BC
'I took the opportunity to make a sign in support of the bear train' says former Searchmont resident” - Sootoday.com - Aug. 5, 2017 News Release Coalition for Algoma Passenger Trains
“Brutal treatment by CN is damaging VIA’s flagship Canadian train all across Canada” - Wawa-news.com - News Release TAO and NEORN
Aug 3, 2017
Support for Bear Train in BC at Trudeau rally
Passenger train supporter Forrest Hinich (from Searchmont) sent us this message and photos from Revelstoke, BC.”
I live in Revelstoke and today Justin Trudeau was in town supporting the forest fire evacuees and also celebrating 150 years of train service in Canada. So i took the opportunity to make a sign in support of the bear train. I know a lot of people saw it! A lot of cameras were on! Hopefully Justin took the time to recognize it.
I am hopefull that many people were interested