Articles for the Month of January 2018

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:


Train groups continue lobby efforts for North By Elaine Della-Mattia, Sault Star  Monday, January 22, 2018

Show support by attending Sault City Council Meeting Mon. Jan 22

Show support by attending Sault City Council Meeting Mon. Jan 22:  4:30 pm


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, 2018

ONR ‘poised’ to restart train | North Bay Nugget – Jan. 13, 2018

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.

NOTE: 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

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

Queen takes the train for Christmas
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—robinson

New Location added to buy CAPT’S Calendars and Recent Media

Note: The two New Locations.


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 store front 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

Visit CAPT’S  “MERCHANDISE” page to see other items for sale.
Click on which will take you right to the merchandise page.


All proceeds go to support the work of CAPT.

Recent Media    Dec. 30, 2017  “Groups keeping pressure on government for rail service: Now four advocacy groups working on returning passenger rail service to northeastern Ontario “