On Saturday, October 22nd, CAPT, the East Algoma Chiefs Mayors and Reeves Council, Transport Pontiac-Renfrew, Algoma-Manitoulin federal and provincial representatives (Carol Hughes and Michael Mantha, respectively), and several concerned citizens met in Serpent River First Nation to discuss the options available in working towards saving a section of CP rail that runs from Pembroke to Mattawa. This ribbon of rail is extremely important to us in the Algoma region, as it serves as a vital link between us and Ottawa, Montreal, and the eastern seaboard. If it is lifted from the ground, the vision of a passenger rail connection from Algoma to the country's capital will suffer an undeniable blow. Please read the following links for more information on the meeting.
Press Release prior to the meeting: Click here.
Press Release following the meeting: Click here.