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Train of the Future

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.We must be getting close to a provincial election. There is talk of restoring passenger rail service in Northeastern Ontario again.

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=http://www.nugget.ca/2018/02/04/its-political-promisesseason&ct=ga&cd=CAEYAioTMzMzMTU4Njc2NTIxNzU3NjQ5MTIcMGU4NDNlOTU0MGZiMmYwYjpjb206ZW46Q0E6Ug&usg=AFQjCNGa-_2I35CZjT8NlwF-CHKnzekYpw

 

2. Ottawa waits for rail business plan – By Brian Kelly, Sault Star, February 3, 2018
http://www.saultstar.com/2018/02/03/ottawa-waits-for-rail-business-plan

 

3.A revised MNDM (ONTC) mandate could allow extended passenger rail service in Northern Ontario  Wawa-news.com Jan 30, 2018
https://wawa-news.com/index.php/2018/01/30/a-revised-mndm-ontc-mandate-could-allow-extended-passenger-rail-service-in-northern-ontario/

 

4.CBCNEWS/ Sudbury   Morning North – Ottawa Report – Charlie Angus, MP for Timmins-James Bay  Feb 06, 2018
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/sudbury/programs/morningnorth/ottawa-report-charlie-angus-mp-for-timmins-james-bay-1.4522262

NDP, PCs would bring back Northerlander

Postmedia Network The Northlander.

Northern and Eastern Ontario Rail Network

Daily update ⋅ February 3, 2018

NEWS

NDP, PCs would bring back Northerlander

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 …

Volunteers urgently needed for CAPT book sale


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.

 Please contact Dorothy at 705 759 0733 or rmacnaug@bell.net

or
Donna at 705 649 2472 or don_cush@hotmail.com to let them know what you want to volunteer to do and when you are available.

 

Volunteer Schedule and Times to sign-up for:

 

Wednesday, February 28
Volunteers with trucks, vans or cars to transport books from Ford St. and Amber St. at 4:15 to the mall and lay the books out on tables in the appropriate categories

(Dorothy and Richard look after organizing the set up) from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.)

If you are available to help Dorothy and Richard for this time slot: 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday let Dorothy know.  Your help would be much appreciated as this is a busy and energy consuming task.

 

Thursday, March 1  

We need at least two people per shift, ideally even more.  Volunteers to sell books and restock tables:

9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

12 p.m. to 3 p.m.

3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Friday, March 2

9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

12 p.m. to 3 p.m.

3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

 

Saturday, March 3

 

9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

12 p.m. to 3 p.m.

3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

and Take Down beginning around 5 p.m. until approx. 8 p.m.

The mall is open until 5:30 p.m. on Saturdays.
Volunteers to pack up books into boxes and load into Richard’s trailer and perhaps another truck to take over to storage.
Need volunteers who can move heavy boxes:

Richard

Bear Train Petition at Civic Centre/Recent media

 

Bear Train Petition at Civic Centre

 

Please sign the new Bear Train petition to Minister Marc Garneau.

The Petition 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
https://www.baytoday.ca/local-news/is-the-return-of-the-northlander-passenger-train-a-reality-821747

Thank you to Sault Mayor and Council/Recent Media

Thank you to Sault Mayor and Council

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:

RECENT MEDIA

Train groups continue lobby efforts for North By Elaine Della-Mattia, Sault Star  Monday, January 22, 2018
http://www.saultstar.com/2018/01/22/train-groups-continue-lobby-efforts-for-north