Presentation to SSM City Council: Mon. Jan. 22; Calendars & Petition at Station Mall—Tues Jan 16 &19 and Latest Media Coverage

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2017 CAPT MEETING AT CITY HALL ATTENTIVE PEOPLE IN ATTENDANCE.

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
http://www.nugget.ca/2018/01/12/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.
https://www.msn.com/en-ca/video/news/queen-takes-the-train-for-christmas/vi-BBHjNqt

CP Holiday Train brings joy – by Nadine Robinson
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
http://www.saultstar.com/2017/12/12/cp-holiday-train-brings-joy---robinson

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New Location Added to Buy Capt’s Calendars and Recent Media

Front of 2018 Calendar

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 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 @algomau.ca

All proceeds go to support the work of CAPT.

Recent Media
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 “
https://www.baytoday.ca/local-news/groups-keeping-pressure-on-government-for-rail-service-800874

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NEORN Media Release and Latest Media Coverage

1 NEORN Media Release

NORTHEASTERN ONTARIO RAIL NETWORK

 

 

 

December 19, 2017
Contacts: Lucille Frith – lakeofbays.lucille@gmail.com
Howie Wilcox – wwilcox@shaw.ca

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:

Lucille Frith at lakeofbays.lucille@gmail.com or Howie Wilcox wwilcox@shaw.ca

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
http://www.saultstar.com/2017/12/12/cp-holiday-train-brings-joy---robinson

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PC platform includes promises for the North

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PC HAVE PROMISES FOR THE NORTH

 

North Bay 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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Calendars Available in Wawa, Dubreuilville and Hearst; Latest Media Coverage:

Front of 2018 Calendar

CAPT 2018 Calendars Available in Wawa, Dubreuilville and Hearst

  • WAWA: Calendars are being sold at the Pro Shop in the Michipicoten Memorial Community Centre
  • DUBREUIlVILLE: contact Shelley Casey, CAO-Clerk, Municipality of Dubreuilville
  • HEARST:  contact Sylvie Fontaine, Executive Director, Economic Development Corporation, Hearst

In the Sault:

  • Shabby Motley, 356 Queen St. East
  • Model Railroad Club, Wellington Square Mall
  • Algoma University Bookstore

Mail orders: contact Linda Savory-Gordon  linda.savory-gordon@algomau.ca   705 949 2301 ext 4320

Latest Media Coverage:

“Does the north need the Northlander?
ANALYSIS: The Ontario Liberals killed the northern rail service five years ago. We look at the case for bringing it back”
TVO By Josh Dehaas Dec. 13, 2017
https://tvo.org/article/current-affairs/the-next-ontario/does-the-north-need-the-northlander

“North Bay calls for Northern rail passenger service”
By Gord Young, The Nugget Thursday, December 14, 2017
http://www.thesudburystar.com/2017/12/14/north-bay-calls-for-northern-rail-passenger-service

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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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