DON’T MISS OUT ON CAPT CALENDARS AN – EXCELLENT CHRISTMAS GIFT!

IF YOU MISSED OUT ON THIS CALENDAR EVENT HAVE NO WORRIES YOU CAN STILL GET YOUR CALENDAR AT:

  1. Shabby Motley, 365 Queen St. E.
  2. Algoma University Bookstore
  3. Model Railroad at Wellington Square Mall
  4. or contact Linda Savory Gordon by email at linda.savory-gordon@algomau.ca or call705 949 2301 ex. 4320

Thanks to Sault This Week for photograph of CAPT members selling the calendars at the mall.
http://www.saultthisweek.com/2017/12/04/community-events

IMAGE OF CAPT MEMBERS SELLING CALENDARS AT STATION MALL

FRIENDLY FACES SELLING CAPT'S CALENDARS AT STATION MALL

Left to right, Joan Johnston, Donna Cushley and Hsar Kae tend the CAPT Calendars display at Station Mall on Friday. The Coalition for Algoma Passenger Trains will have 2018 calendars, with the theme of children and the train—for generations to come, on sale at the mall on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Friday Dec. 8, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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2018 CALENDAR SALES INFORMATION AND IMAGES!

Calendar Sales

The 2018 CAPT calendars with the theme of “Children and the Train…for generations to come” can be purchased for $13 each in the following ways:

  1. At the Station Mall  on Friday, Dec. 1 from 12 pm to 3:00 pm; on Wed. Dec. 6 from 10 am to 4:00 pm; and Fri. Dec. 8 from 10 am to 3:00 pm.
  2. At Shabby Motley, 365 Queen St. E
  3. At Algoma University Bookstore
  4. By mail: contact Linda Savory Gordon linda.savory-gordon@algomau.ca or 705 949 2301 ex 4320.

FRONT OF CALENDAR 2018

CALENDAR BACK DEPICTS THE CHILDREN ENJOYING THEIR TRAIN RIDES!

iMAGE OF BACK OF CALENDAR

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Calendar Sales and Media Coverage

Calendar Sales

The 2018 CAPT calendars with the theme of “Children and the Train…for generations to come” can be purchased for $13 each in the following ways:

  1. At the Station Mall  on Friday, Dec. 1 from 12 pm to 3:00 pm; on Wed. Dec. 6 from 10 am to 4:00 pm; and Fri. Dec. 8 from 10 am to 3:00 pm.
  2. At Shabby Motley, 365 Queen St. E
  3. At Algoma University Bookstore
  4. Model Railroad at Wellington Square Mall
  5. By mail: contact Linda Savory Gordon linda.savory-gordon@algomau.ca or 705 949 2301 ex 4320.

Media Coverage

Part of this interview is about the NDP’s promise to reinstate the Northlander and the importance of passenger service in Northern Ontario:

CBC Radio Morning North Report from Queen's Park - Gilles Bisson Nov 23, 2017
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/sudbury/programs/morningnorth/report-from-queen-s-park-gilles-bisson-1.4416278

PC platform includes promises for the North - The Nugget
By GORD YOUNG, Sunday, November 26, 2017
http://www.nugget.ca/2017/11/26/pc-platform-includes-promises-for-the-north

 

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2018 CALENDAR IMAGES

HAVE A LOOK AT THE 2018 CALENDAR, FRONT AND BACK!

Click here to reach the merchandise site to find out how and where to buy. They are $13.00 each.

Image of 2018 calendar

Back of 2018 calendar

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Latest Media Coverage

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Latest Media Coverage

Train tracks in snow with trees

Algoma : la Première Nation de Missanabie pourrait gérer son train | ICI.Radio-Canada.ca
http://ici.radio-canada.ca/nouvelle/1064399/algoma-premiere-nation-missanabie-train

Train de passagers dans le Nord de l’Ontario : les partis d’opposition en feront un enjeu électoral  le jeudi 9 novembre 2017
http://ici.radio-canada.ca/nouvelle/1066128/train-de-passagers-dans-le-nord-de-lontario-les-partis-dopposition-en-feront-un-enjeu-electoral

NDP vows to bring back Northlander | North Bay Nugget nov 11
http://www.nugget.ca/2017/11/10/ndp-vows-to-bring-back-northlander

Train Woes Jeopardizes Political Careers in the Sault and Algoma  Doug Millroy Nov 11, 2017 Northern Hoot
http://northernhoot.com/train-woes-jeopardizes-political-careers-in-the-sault-and-algoma/

Teamsters issue Statement on failure of OmniTRAX to rebuild the Hudson Bay – Wawa-news.com  Railway Nov 7, 2017
https://wawa-news.com/index.php/2017/11/07/teamsters-issue-statement-on-failure-of-omnitrax-to-rebuild-the-hudson-bay-railway/

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Bear Train Interview CBC Radio; Terry Sheehan Seniors Strategy Consultation; interesting article

  1. 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

  1. Image of Terry SheehanMP 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

  1. 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
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/oct/23/owning-car-thing-of-the-past-cities-utopian-vision?CMP=fb_gu

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CAPT board member, Dorothy Macnaughton, given national CNIB award

CAPT board member, Dorothy Macnaughton, given national CNIB award

Image of Dorothy Macnaughton

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

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/sudbury/cnib-volunteer-award-dorothy-macnaughton-1.4362490

 

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some media coverage re: our response to NOMTS

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

https://www.sootoday.com/local-news/first-the-feds-now-the-province-is-off-track-when-it-comes-to-passenger-rail-service-group-states-724163

Wawa-news.com “CAPT says Northern Ontario Multimodal Transportation Strategy Lacks Vision”  Sept. 21, 2017

https://wawa-news.com/index.php/2017/09/21/capt-says-northern-ontario-multimodal-transportation-strategy-lacks-vision/

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