1. Last week to go to the CAPT table at the Station Mall:
We very much appreciate the many hours that several CAPT volunteers have put in at the CAPT tables at the Station Mall. The last days that we have scheduled are Wed. Dec. 16 and Thurs. Dec. 17. So if you haven’t already, please take this opportunity to come by from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to buy a 2016 CAPT calendar, t-shirts for adults and children and/or to sign a letter to Prime Minister Trudeau and Premiere Wynne (that we copy to several ministers and MPs). The table this week is in front of EB Games store. The money made on the calendar and t-shirt sales and private donations are all that CAPT brings in to contribute to the ACR Working Group’s efforts to save the passenger train. Other ways to purchase the calendars are at Shabby Motley, 356 Queen St E, at the Algoma University Bookstore or contact Linda Savory Gordon at email@example.com or 705 949 2301 ext 4320. By mailing a cheque for $12 for each calendar to her at NORDIK, Algoma U, 1520 Queen St. East, Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6A 2G4 the calendars will be mailed to you.
2. On-line letters petition
We are so happy to tell you that at the time of writing this message 696 people have signed the digital letters to the Prime Minister and Premiere with copies to several relevant ministers. Most of those who have signed have written great comments about why this issue is so important to them and to Northern Ontario and Canada. Please pass the word to your contacts who have not signed to please do so. Here is the link to click on and share by Facebook, Twitter of Email: https://www.change.org/p/justin-trudeau-kathleen-wynne-marc-garneau-carolyn-bennett-catherine-mckenna-terry-sheehan-carol-hughes-steven-del-duca-michael-gravelle-david-zimmer-glen-r-murray-northern-ontario-needs-passenger-trains-too?recruiter=438018678&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=copylink
3. Latest media coverage:
Search for train operator continues By Elaine Della-Mattia, Sault Star Thursday, December 10, 2015
Many thanks to Bob Diotte (who has a column in the Sault This Week) for telling readers about the 2016 CAPT calendars. Just a tiny correction: Bob, the price is $12 not $15 each.
"Sky Studio additions, CAPT calendars, Ward 2 vote" by Bob Diotte in Sault This Week Tuesday, December 8, 2015
This is a story written by a former resident of Oba (on the ACR), Glenn Louttit, whose family moved to Oba when he was only 6.
"The Way Things Are" in The Northern Hoot by Glen Louttit December 14, 2015
More Transportation Options to the North | Ontario.ca
Dec 15 2015