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CAPT Book Sale at Station Mall
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1.We must be getting close to a provincial election. There is
talk of restoring passenger rail service in Northeastern Ontario again.
2. Ottawa waits for rail business plan - By Brian Kelly, Sault Star, February 3, 2018
3.A revised MNDM (ONTC) mandate could allow extended passenger rail service in Northern Ontario Wawa-news.com Jan 30, 2018
4.CBCNEWS/ Sudbury Morning North - Ottawa Report - Charlie Angus, MP for Timmins-James Bay Feb 06, 2018
CBCNEWS/ Sudbury Morning North - Ottawa Report - Charlie Angus, MP for Timmins-James Bay Feb 06, 2018
Northern and Eastern Ontario Rail Network
Daily update ⋅ February 3, 2018
The Sudbury Star
The Northern and Eastern Ontario Rail Network has been working for some time now to bring the issue of rail passenger service for the North to the attention of Queen's Park and Parliament Hill. A grassroots organization – NEORN In Northern Ontario ...
Books, CDs, DVDs & Volunteers Urgently Needed for the upcoming CAPT Book Sale at the Station Mall:
What we need:
- We still can use more books, CDs, DVDs, etc.
You can drop them off at 67 Amber St. Just call beforehand to make sure someone is home (705-759-0733).
- People can bring donations to the mall during the sale as well.
Volunteers are urgently needed:
- to drive the books to the Mall,
- lay out the books on the tables,
- sell at the tables,
- help box up leftover books and drive them away.
Below is the volunteer schedule. Donna Cushley and Dorothy Macnaughton will keep the schedule up to date. It would be helpful to have as many shifts filled as possible early.Continue Reading Volunteers urgently needed for CAPT book sale
Bear Train Petition at Civic Centre
Please sign the new Bear Train petition to Minister Marc Garneau.
It is available:
in the lobby of the Sault Ste. Marie Civic Centre (see photo)
at Shabby Motley 356 Queen St. East
at the Model Railroad Club at the Wellington Square Mall.
Please encourage your contacts to sign as well.
Latest Media Coverage
Is the return of the Northlander passenger train a reality? by Chris Dawson Baytoday.ca
CAPT and NEORN very much appreciate the support shown last evening by Mayor Provenzano and the Sault Councilors for efforts to secure federal funding for the Mask-wa Oo-ta-ban (Bear Train) between SSM and Hearst. A resolution of support was passed and will be sent to Minister Marc Garneau, PM Justin Trudeau, MP Terry Sheehan and MP Carol Hughes. They will also write a letter to the Ontario Government in support of restoring passenger train service from the Sault to Toronto. Here is an article by Elaine Della-Mattia, Sault Star, about this:
Train groups continue lobby efforts for North By Elaine Della-Mattia, Sault Star Monday, January 22, 2018
CAPT will be making a presentation to Sault Ste. Marie Mayor and City Council at 4:30 pm about the urgency of restoring passenger train service to Sault Ste. Marie. Please pass the word and encourage your contacts to be in the Council Chambers at 4:30 pm.
Latest media coverage:
Ontario Northland rolls into the Sault | Sault Star by Elaine Della Mattia – Jan 16, 2018http://www.saultstar.com/2018/01/16/ontario-northland-rolls-into-the-sault
ONR 'poised' to restart train | North Bay Nugget – Jan. 13, 2018http://www.nugget.ca/2018/01/13/but-northlanders-return-would-require-rebuilding-from-the-ground-up
Presentation to SSM City Council: Mon. Jan. 22; Calendars & Petition at Station Mall—Tues Jan 16 &19 and Latest Media Coverage
Presentation to SSM City Council--Monday January 22 at 4:30 pm
Please plan to attend the SSM city council meeting on Monday, January 22 at 4:30 pm when CAPT will be making a presentation to City Council about the need for their ongoing support to have Transport Canada fund the Bear Train between the Sault and Hearst.
NOTE: The presentation will also include efforts to have passenger rail service reinstated on the existing rail beds from the Sault to North Bay and from Toronto to North Bay, Cochrane and Hearst to connect with the Bear Train from Hearst to the Sault.
2018 CAPT Calendars for sale and new petition at Station Mall Tues Jan 16 and Fri Jan 19
If you wish to purchase a CAPT calendar and sign the new Bear Train petition CAPT will have a table at the Station Mall on Tues. Jan 16 and Fri Jan 19 from 10am to 3pm.
Latest Media Coverage
200 new hires and counting | North Bay Nugget
12/future-looks-bright-for- ontario-northland-official- says
Northern Ontario highways pose distinct safety concerns traffic expert says--4 fatalities from 3 crashes on provincial highways in northeast during first week of new year By Robin De Angelis, CBC News Posted: Jan 08, 2018 http://www.cbc.ca/news/
canada/sudbury/northern- ontario-highways-pose- distinct-safety-concerns- traffic-expert-says-1.4475716
Queen takes the train for Christmas www.msn.com
The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh arrive in Norfolk by train for their Christmas break.
CP Holiday Train brings joy – by Nadine Robinson
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Note: The New Location.
The 2018 CAPT calendars with the theme of “Children and the Train…for generations to come” can be purchased for $13 each.
Our CAPT calendars are now available at:
Heyden Fuels and The Twisted Sister Restaurant located at the corner of Hwy. 556 (to Searchmont) and Hwy. 17 north.
They Continue to be sold at the following Locations:
Shabby Motley (356 Queen)
Algoma University Bookstore
Model Railroad Club in Wellington Square Mall
If you are out of the Sault area, you can order them from us by email, send a cheque and we will mail them to you.
e-mail: Linda.Savory- Gordon @algomau.ca
All proceeds go to support the work of CAPT.
BayToday.ca Dec. 30, 2017 “Groups keeping pressure on government for rail service: Now four advocacy groups working on returning passenger rail service to northeastern Ontario “
news/groups-keeping-pressure- on-government-for-rail- service-800874
1 NEORN Media Release
NORTHEASTERN ONTARIO RAIL NETWORK
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Now 4 advocacy groups working on returning passenger rail service to Northeastern Ontario - a louder voice!!!
The Northeastern Ontario Rail Network (NEORN) is delighted that the government has announced that bus service will be improved in Northern Ontario. However, reinstatement of passenger rail should also be a priority. An integrated transportation system means a truly multimodal strategy, where travel by road, rail, and air all have their role. What we have in the north is almost entirely dependent on road travel, specifically through car ownership.
The voice for rail renewal in northern Ontario has become much louder, as there are now four groups advocating for reinstatement of passenger rail transportation in the region. These groups are the Northeastern Ontario Rail Network (NEORN), the Committee Promoting Muskoka Rail Travel (CPMRT), the Coalition for Algoma Passenger Trains (CAPT), and All Aboard Northern Ontario.
All these advocacy groups are working towards the same goal: the establishment of a modern rail transportation system that is a truly innovative Northeastern Ontario initiative, that utilizes existing rail infrastructure to move people. In order to encourage professionals, students, and tourists to come and stay in our Northern Ontario communities, we have to upscale our transportation. Our reliance solely on road travel, when all other jurisdictions are moving toward fast passenger train service, is seriously impeding our economic development and prosperity, to the point that our towns and cities are at risk of dramatic population decline and becoming ghost towns. The municipalities, businesses, students, and so many others that we have talked with want an integrated and accessible passenger rail service that provides transportation in addition to the retention and expansion of business opportunities in Northeastern Ontario that promote sustainability in the long-term.
Three political parties, the New Democratic Party (NDP), the Progressive Conservatives (PC), and the Northern Ontario Party (NOP) have endorsed the need for passenger rail service in their policy statements going forward into the next election. The municipalities along the Toronto - Cochrane - Hearst rail line as well as the municipalities along the Sault Ste Marie - Hearst rail line have signed resolutions endorsing the return of passenger rail for the benefit of their communities. There is an election in the spring – get on board. Support the return of passenger rail service in Northeastern Ontario.
For further information on this initiative, please contact NEORN Spokespeople:
Here are the weblinks for each of the advocacy groups:
Coalition for Algoma Passenger Trains (CAPT) www.captrains.ca
Committee Promoting Muskoka Rail Travel (CPMRT www.gorailnorth.ca
North-Eastern Ontario Rail Network (NEORN www.neorn.ca
All Aboard Northern Ontario www.allaboardnorthernontario.com
2.Latest Media Coverage:
Sault Star “CP Holiday Train brings joy” – by Nadine Robinson, December 12, 2017