This page shows the many media interactions we have , so be sure to visit often.


NOVEMBER 22, 2018


Rail advocates want government to consider transportation strategy - including passenger rail by Elaine Della-Mattia

Chamber of commerce lobbies for shortline rail by Elaine Della-Mattia  Nov 20, 2018

Chamber of Commerce speaks up for shortline rail  - Nov 22, 2018


NOVEMBER 6, 2018


"Passenger train advocates still seeking funding; certificates in place to operate train" | Sault Star - Elaine Della-Mattia


"Time for Feds to re-fund the passenger train', says coalition"

CBC Radio OntarioToday:  Transportation in Northern Ontario Nov 5, 2018




APRIL 22, 2018

Passenger Rail Summit Very Successful 

Enthusiastic crowd!

NEORN is delighted to report that the first NEORN Passenger Rail Summit was a huge success. It was well attended with over 120 people, 24 speakers and was covered by all of the local media (see their coverage in the links listed below).  Presentations were made by Chief Paul Syrette-Garden River FN & Chief Jason Gauthier – Missanabie Cree FN.  Present were mayors (Mayor Roger Sigouin – Hearst, Mayor Sue Jensen – Blind River, Mayor Lynn Watson –Macdonald, Meredith & Aberdeen Additional Township (Echo Bay) and Mayor Christian Provenzano – Sault Ste. Marie). Also in attendance were government officials from Ministry of Northern Development & Mines and senior leaders of UNIFOR.


A few of the
Speakers for the Rail Passenger Summit!

Mayor Provenzano posted this comment on Face Book later in the day:
“I want to thank the Northern and Eastern Ontario Rail Network - NEORN for organizing a Passenger Rail Summit held today in Sault Ste. Marie. It was a well attended event, and I was grateful for the opportunity to speak. Transportation is fundamental to the health and sustainability of Northern Ontario. Transit options such as passenger rail service provide access to towns and cities located throughout the region, contributing to an improved quality of life for citizens and facilitating the movement of visitors to our region. 
A transit system connecting Northern Ontario needs to be in place, and NEORN’s proposed North Eastern Ontario Rail Loop could address this situation by providing access to communities, First Nations, businesses and the people of Northeastern Ontario to the rest of Canada.
Government subsidized passenger rail service is provided by governments across the world and right here in Canada, and it needs to be provided once again to our area.
As Mayor, I remain committed to providing assistance to 
NEORN, Coalition for Algoma Passenger TrainsCommittee Promoting Muskoka Rail Travel - CPMRT and 
Mask Wa Oo Ta Ban - Bear Train to advocate for passenger rail service in Northern Ontario.” 

The following politicians attended. (Their answers to NEORN’s questions will be posted on the websites):
  • Michael Mantha   MPP Algoma –Manitoulin (NDP)
  • John Vanthof MPP Timiskaming-Cochrane (NDP)
  • Ross Romano MPP Sault Ste. Marie (PC)
  • Kara Flannigan, Green Party Candidate in the upcoming provincial election.
Written submissions were also provided by:
  • Carol Hughes
  • MP(NDP), Charlie Angus, MP(NDP)
  • a video clip by Green Party Leader Mike Schreiner 
A video of much of the summit will soon be posted on the NEORN, CAPT and CPMRT websites.  
A huge expression of gratitude goes out to all of the volunteers, sponsors and contributors.  They will be listed very soon on our websites.
Building on the momentum at the summit, prior to the provincial election, we will be holding meetings in many of the communities along the NEORN loop.  The dates will be announced soon. Please stay posted.


NEORN, CAPT and CPMRT are non-partisan. We want all politicians and political parties to support the NE Ontario Passenger Rail Loop because of the socio-economic and employment values it will support.


If anyone knows of a political event in the rail loop please let us know and we will pass the word. That way our followers might choose to attend those events to present our urgent need for restored passenger train service.


One that we just heard about is the Rally organized by Ontario PC Leader Doug Ford and MPP Ross Romano on Tuesday, April 24th in Sault Ste. Marie.
Doors open at 5:00 pm, rally starts at 5:30 pm. Free admission. Tuesday, April 24, 5:00 pm-6:30 pm
Location: The Water Tower Inn,  360 Great Northern Road, Sault Ste. Marie, ON, P6B 4Z7
Please click here to Register 

Latest Media Coverage NEORN 2018 Rail Summit: ‘This is what the North deserves’ By Riley Smith - April 20, 2018


NEORN: Move People, not just freight, by Rail By Elaine Della-Mattia, Sault Star Thursday, April 19, 2018


Sault Ste. Marie hosts advocates of passenger rail service in the north meeting. By Jairus Patterson - CTV Northern Ontario April 19, 2018


Train passenger summit in Sault Ste. Marie aims to get service back up and running Apr 19, 2018 CBC Radio Up North


'We're going to keep going,' says passenger rail advocate: First-ever Northeastern Passenger Rail Summit explores potential of reinstating passenger rail service by:  James Hopkin April 19, 2018


Full steam ahead: Group wants to re-establish passenger rail service in northern Ontario


MAY 23, 2018

Latest Media Coverage:

Should Ontario Northland take over Huron Central Railway?

A rail lobby group seems to think so. Here's why by James Hopkin


Let's rally for rail ... again   by Elaine Della-Mattia, Sault Star June 5, 2018


Northern rail is too important to risk Doug Ford: McCleave-Kennedy

The Sault deserves 'a plan for Huron Central Rail, not more Doug Ford bumper sticker slogans,' the NPD candidate says


Closure of short-line railway would be “dramatic” for northeastern Ontario sawmill - Northern Ontario Business


Shoemaker: Steel mill needs Huron Central -


MAY 8, 2018

Click the link below to view the Passenger Rail Summit Presentation Videos. Are now available for viewing.



JUNE 26, 2018

1.     CAPT sends its congratulations to Chief Jason Gauthier and Missanabie Cree First Nation for approval for ROC

CAPT sends a huge congratulations to Chief Jason Gauthier and Missanabie Cree First Nation (MCFN) for successfully being approved for their Rail Operating Certificate (ROC).  They are the very first First Nation in Ontario to receive a Rail Operating Certificate. Thank you, Chief Gauthier, for all of the hard work that you did to make this happen.  This is an important step that was required for MCFN to be able to run the Bear Train between Sault Ste. Marie and Hearst.  Now that MCFN has provided Transport Canada with a fully completed business plan and their ROC application has been approved, we urge Transport Canada to provide the required operating funding. Considering that the annual $2 million funding would result in over $48 million in regional economic benefits and $6 million in tax revenue, TC will surely see that this passenger train service has to be funded.


For more information please listen to this interview:

Interview with Chief Jason Gauthier Regarding MCFN Train Initiative SaultOnline ONNtv   23 Jul 2018

Chief Jason Gauthier of the Missanabie Cree First Nation speaks with Riley Smith about the rail operating certificate and the progress made on the initiative to get the Algoma Passenger Train up and running again.

2.     Media Update:

CAPT to leverage Greyhound loss By SARA McCLEARY  Monday, July 16, 2018  Letter – VIA Rail Bosses Not Up to the Job


JUNE 11, 2018

1.NEORN Media Release


More than 120 individuals from all walks of life attended the recent Northeastern Ontario Passenger Rail Summit in Sault Ste. Marie sponsored by NEORN (Northeastern Ontario Rail Network), CAPT (Coalition for Algoma Passenger Trains) and CPMRT (Committee Promoting Muskoka Rail Travel). The Summit was, from all media indications, declared a huge success. The Summit was held to inform the public of the importance of rail passenger services and introduce the ‘Loop’ concept, that being all the short line railways in the northeast, ONR (Ontario Northland Railway), ACR (Algoma Central Railway div. Canadian National), OVR (Ottawa Valley Railway), HCR (Huron Central Railway) and CNR (Canadian National Railway from North Bay to Toronto) which today form a continuous rail network moving freight. This same rail infrastructure could be utilized to enhance tourism and provide needed passenger services for all communities and First Nations along these lines.

Noted speakers from the rail industry, First Nations, Senior and Disability groups, Politicians, Student, Teacher and Environment Associations and various transportation specialists extolled the virtues of rail passenger services. The videotapes of these presentations can now be viewed at Something as important as the social and economic reasons why the return of passenger rail in northeastern Ontario is needed can now be viewed by everyone - including those who could not attend the Sault Ste. Marie Summit due to the distanced to travel.

As a follow-up to the Sault Ste. Marie gathering for those who couldn’t attend, CAPT, NEORN and CPMRT have conducted RALLY FOR RAIL Town Hall meetings throughout the northeast in communities along the highway 11 corridor from the Muskoka region to Cochrane, along Highway 17E including Blind River and Sudbury and north of Sault Ste. Marie including Wawa, Dubreuilville, Hearst and Searchmont. At one small community there were 114 people present - underscoring the desire to hear about the possibility of passenger trains returning to the north. These pre-election public meetings were to help participants make informed decisions in the provincial election.
Our new government made promises during the campaign to restore passenger train service in northeastern Ontario. NEORN and its sister committees intend to make sure they come good on these promises with constant reminders, meetings and town hall gatherings. Passenger trains are efficient, effective, accessible, affordable, safe, reliable and environmentally responsible transportation all year round. The provincial government must act promptly now to address these needs of the northeast, NOW, FOR THE PEOPLE

For Information and to view videos of the rail summit, visit NEORN at:


2.Latest Media Coverage

Tight race will have Romano working hard By Elaine Della-Mattia, Sault Star

Friday, June 8, 2018

VIA Rail tour starts (or ends) in White River By Richard Plaunt, Sault This Week

Monday, June 4, 2018

Candidates take final stab at wooing voters By Elaine Della-Mattia, Sault Star  Wed, June 6, 2018


APRIL 13,2018

Latest Media Coverage

“The NorthEastern Ontario Passenger Rail Summit in Sault Ste. Marie Announces Guest Speakers” in

“Rail Summit April 19th in Sault Ste. Marie announces guest speakers” By Riley Smith April 13, 2018

CBC Radio Doc Project “Saving the train to Churchill”


APRIL 10, 2018

  • CBC Radio Morning North:  One on One with Markus - Corina Moore (President & CAO of Ontario Northland)

  • CBC Radio Morning North with Markus Schwabe April 10, 2018 Ottawa Report - Carole Hughes, MP for Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing   In this interview MP Carol Hughes speaks out about the need to restore passenger service on the Bear Train from the Sault to Hearst.


SEPT. 17, 2018

CBC Radio: Transportation in the future in Northern Ontario:  Erik White Sept 17, 2018

Local man, club partners, devoted to preserving the Sault and area’s railroad
history (12 photos) -

Southern Ontario passenger rail plan shifting into high gear - Northern
Ontario Business

February 04, 2018

1.We must be getting close to a provincial election.
There is talk of restoring passenger rail service in Northeastern Ontario again.

2. Ottawa waits for rail business plan - By Brian Kelly, Sault Star, February 3, 2018

3.A revised MNDM (ONTC) mandate could allow extended passenger rail service in
Northern Ontario Jan 30, 2018

4.CBCNEWS/ Sudbury   Morning North - Ottawa Report - Charlie Angus, MP for
Timmins-James Bay  Feb 06, 2018


February 3, 2018

NDP, PCs would bring back the Northlander!

Postmedia Network The Northlander.

Northern and Eastern Ontario Rail Network

NDP, PCs would bring back Northerlander

The Sudbury Star

The Northern and Eastern Ontario Rail Network has been working for
some time now to bring the issue of rail passenger service for the North
to the attention of Queen's Park and Parliament Hill. A grassroots
organization –    NEORN In Northern Ontario ...


January 26, 2018

Is the return of the Northlander passenger train a reality?
by Chris Dawson


January 23, 2018

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 tin 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.

Sault Star: 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


January 20, 2018

Show support by attending Sault
City Council Meeting Mon. Jan 22:  4:
3:00 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.

Sault Star: Ontario Northland rolls into the Sault | Sault Star by Elaine Della Mattia – Jan 16, 2018

Nugget: 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


January 15, 2018

Image of people at a CAPT meeting at City Hall


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.


January , 2018

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.

Nugget: 200 new hires and counting | North Bay Nugget

CBC News: 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

Videos: Queen takes the train for Christmas
The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh arrive in Norfolk by train for their Christmas break.


Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Sault Star: CP Holiday Train brings joy – by Nadine Robinson


January 9, 2018

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 Club 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

All proceeds go to support the work of CAPT.

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


November 27, 2017

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

PC platform includes promises for the North - The Nugget
By GORD YOUNG, Sunday, November 26, 2017

November 20, 2017

Sault Star: CAPT submits multimodal strategy response | Sault Star- by Elaine Della-Mattia

Saultonline: An Intern’s Experience at the Gathering in Missanabie by  Riley Smith October 11, 2017

Image of Catalina Motel SSM

Tourism has been hurt by loss of the train!

November  10, 2017

Algoma : la Première Nation de Missanabie pourrait gérer son train |

Train de passagers dans le Nord de l’Ontario : les partis d’opposition en feront un enjeu électoral  le jeudi 9 novembre 2017

NDP vows to bring back Northlander | North Bay Nugget nov 11

Train Woes Jeopardizes Political Careers in the Sault and Algoma  Doug Millroy Nov 11, 2017 Northern Hoot

Teamsters issue Statement on failure of OmniTRAX to rebuild the Hudson Bay –  Railway Nov 7, 2017

September 25, 2017 “First the feds, now the province is off-track when it comes to passenger rail service group states” by Darren Taylor “CAPT says Northern Ontario Multimodal Transportation Strategy Lacks Vision”  Sept. 21, 2017

July 7, 2017

Plus de 30 heures d’autobus pour voyager entre Hearst et Sault-Sainte-Marie
PUBLIÉ LE VENDREDI 14 JUILLET 2017 À 12 H 01 | Mis à jour le 14 juillet 2017 à 14 h 51

This is a link to the 4 pm newscast on Friday. Francis Bouchard’s story starts at 2:30 mark.

there is also another shorter story earlier at the 2 pm broadcast, starting at the 2:55 mark.

August 9, 2017

“Brutal treatment by CN is damaging VIA’s flagship Canadian train all across Canada” - -  News Release TAO and NEORN

August 3, 2017

February 11, 2017

“Iconic Canadian Musician Ian Tamblyn coming to the Sault April  - February 9, 2017

“Iconic Canadian Musician Ian Tamblyn coming to the Sault April - February 9, 2017


January 27,2017

This interview shows why we need passenger service restored so people have the option to travel from Wawa to the Sault by train:
CBC Radio:  Morning North -  “Community of Wawa helps stranded Greyhound bus passengers”

Greyhound – Any Responsibility for Stranded Passengers? By  Brenda Stockton-Grundt  - January 25, 2017


January 24, 2017

Saultonline:"2017 off to encouraging start for Algoma Passenger train supporters​

Northernhoot: Algoma Passenger Train Service Restoration Looking Hopeful

January 24, 2017


December 1, 2016

Youtube: Charlie Angus presents petition on Algoma passenger rail
service in House of Commons

Youtube: Accident on Hwy. 11 cuts off Northern Ontario
Mr. John Vanthof: I would like to take this opportunity to inform the
House that there was a major accident on Highway 11 just south of
Temagami this morning...

November 23, 2016

“Network battling to restore passenger rail in northeastern Ontario” By PJ WILSON, The Nugget  November 23, 2016

November 23, 2016

Please sign the petition below if you have not done so already.

Petition to Minister of Transport to put Algoma passenger train
back in service

 SootodayTrain people leaf through transportation document
. . . -

 BaytodayBring back passenger rail services to Ontario’s northeast urges
Vanthof  by Frank Giorno

November 11, 2016


October 22, 2016

MyAlgoma: Support for Restoration of Algoma Passenger Train/ Bear Train
Growing  - October 20, 2016

CTV Northern Ontario News « Missing out on the season » Jordan
Allard Oct 20, 2016

September 13, 2016

Sault Star: Council unanimously supports passenger train,

Sault Star by Elaine Della-Mattia Sept 12, 2016

 Northern Hoot: Algoma Passenger Train: A Message from Chief of
Missanabie Cree First Nation,   Northern Hoothttp://northernhoot.

 Rail car rolls into new home: GALLERY  By Brian Kelly, Sault Star
Saturday, September 10, 2016

September  24, 2016

Sootoday: Council asks that CN renew passenger rail service
'immediately': The resolution to support the effort to resurrect
the passenger train service passed unanimously  by: Kenneth

August 23, 2016

  NEORN slams federal government over lack of funding for the Algoma Central passenger train   Taylor Ablett — July 27, 2016

Province receives an earful | North Bay Nugget

  Concern about the north not being treated fairly  by bob.coles on July 27, 2016, 08:07am. EDT

  Federal Government Unwilling to Invest in Passenger Rail Service in Northern Ontario (July 27th)

Algoma Passenger Train Situation (July 20th)

 Timmins Doing its Part for Passenger Rail Restoration (July 5th)

August 16, 2016

Parliament  e-petition and successful media conference

Going Off the Rails: Feds Need to Get Back on Track By Steffanie Petroni   Northern Hoot on August 16, 2016.


Couple describes gruelling trek to get to camp (3 photos) -  Darren Taylor


CTV Northern Ontario: Soo to Hearst rail service  Aug 15, 2016   by Jordan Allard

Passenger train frustration voiced in gathering  Monday, August 15, 2016  Sault Star by Charlie Pinkerton


Train boosters in North frustrated  In Sudbury Stary Tuesday, August 16, 2016 by Charlie Pinkerton


July 23, 2016

Nouvelle embuche pour le train de passagers Algoma Central - Isaac Gauthier|

Letter to the editor, Trudeau Government Shows Incompetence with ACR Train - Chad Beharriell

Sheehan under pressure as train's future remains unclear: History seems to be repeating itself as Transport Canada, now being run by the Liberal government, is denying the same subsidy the Conservatives did --by: Kenneth Armstrong  July 22, 2016

Transport Canada pulls plug on passenger rail subsidy  By: Ian Ross  Northern Ontario Business July 22, 2016

July 20,2016

Municipality of Wawa Continues Support for Immediate Resumption of Algoma Passenger Train Services | By Brenda Stockton-Grundt - July 21, 2016

Fed train aid goes off the rails | By Brian Kelly, Sault Star  Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Sault-to-Hearst passenger rail doesn't qualify for Transport Canada funding, says minister.

The file has been shifted to the Ministry of Indigenous and Northern Affairs : by Darren Taylor July 20, 2016

July 18, 2016

Link to join the intercommunity bus modernization connecting Ontario Communities registration.

 CTV Northern Ontario: Talking Transportation | CTV Northern Ontario News


Rail line still needs action: MILLS By Tom Mills, Sault Star  Saturday, July 16, 2016

It's been one year since the passenger train shut down, we asked these people what they thought -


Local issue taken on by totally non-local band -


Radio Canada: "Meeting scheduled with CN"


 Muskoka Region: "Have your say on passenger rail returning to the north"


 Sudbury Star: "Groups push for rail in transport study"    

North Bay Nugget: "Groups push for rail in transport study"

July 12, 2016

 Supporting Algoma passenger train should be at top of government’s to-do list | by Carol Hughes    July 8, 2016

News from the Park – Transportation Concerns  July 11, 2016

Timmins prepares rail support | Sault Star  Brian Kelly  July 10, 2016

How would you improve public transportation between communities?  Jul 10, 2016

Timmins Doing its Part for Passenger Rail Restoration - My Kapuskasing Now -  Gregory Rosser — July 5, 2016

JULY 9, 2016

I don't want to see our trains in a museum' -

A Multimodal Transportation Strategy for Northern Ontario must include passenger trains |

Transportation between Ontario communities”  Jul 08, 2016 12:00 AM   CBC Radio Morning North

Deadline Looms for multimodal transportation|Sault Star

May 3, 2016

Stakeholders group awaits word from CN Rail | Sault Star  by By Elaine Della-Mattia  May 2, 2016

July 7, 2016

With plan in place, passenger rail supporters press Ottawa to release subsidy -   Northern Ontario Business  June, 2016   Ian Ross,-passenger-rail-supporters-press-Ottawa-to-release-subsidy.aspx

June 1, 2016

ACR passenger train in art news

The local connection to a $500,000 sketch found on the other side of the world -  by Ken Armstrong

May 5, 2016

Stakeholders group awaits word from CN Rail | Sault Star  by By Elaine Della-Mattia  May 2, 2016

May 1, 2016

Passenger train service movement growing by Elaine Della-Mattia, Sault Star  Tues, May 10, 2016

Support Growing |

Regional group looking to see train service revitalized by richard.coffin on May 12, 2016 

CAPT says Passenger Train is Needed Now – Launches Petition  Wawa-News

Passenger train service movement growing | Sault Star Elaine Della-Mattia

  Sootoday  Bring our train back right this minute: CAPT

Before more people are injured trying to get to their camps

March 13, 2016

Sault Star Mar 12, 2016  "Is good news around the corner for rail users?” by Mike Verdone

March 10, 2016

“Transportation Advocacy groups speaks up about proposed changes” on CBC Radio Up North  March 11 , 2016

The federal government is reviewing its Canada Transportation Act, and several recommendations could impact rail service in northern Ontario. Transport Action Canada president Harry Gow spoke about his concerns.

'Exciting proposal' coming for passenger train, says train group

“Northern Ontario: Rail service on track”  by Jordan Allard on CTV Northern Ontario Mar 7, 2016

“ACR Passenger Train Service on the Horizon? Sault Working Group and EDC Think So”

MARCH 7, 2016

 Media coverage of award to Dorothy Macnaughton, CAPT Board Member.

February 11, 2016

“North 'source of refuge' for Gould” By Brian Kelly, Sault Star   Friday, January 29, 2016

CTV Northern Ontario: Glenn Gould   by Jairus Patterson Jan 30, 2016


Glenn Gould was the 'strange bird' locked in Wawa Motor Inn room 102 - Jeff Klassen

CBC Radio Up North A look at Glenn Gould's connection to northern Ontario February 9, 2016 Canadian pianist Glenn Gould spent time in northern Ontario. A new book by Sault Ste. Marie author Dale Innes showcases Gould's connections to the region. 

November 17, 2015

“Spots that Stirred”  Sault Star  Nov. 21, 2015  by Patricia Baker

November 13, 2015

Rumour has it the answer is no. Sootoday. Wed, November 04, 2015 by: Staff

Letter to editor, Sault Star

October 26, 2015

For those who were unable to watch the film Painted Land: In Search of the Group of Seven on television, here is a link you can use to see it on-line:

  Hey Terry. Let's work together on these issues: Chamber Saturday, October 24, 2015   by: Staff

  Passenger train applications due month-end By Elaine Della-Mattia, Sault Star  Thursday, October 22, 2015

October 9, 2015

 Have you ever seen a float plane in November? Tuesday, October 06, 2015   by: Kenneth Armstrong

 Stakeholders examine revising train schedule   By:  Elaine Della-Mattia, Sault Star  Monday, October 5, 2015


Painted Land unveiled By Brian Kelly, Sault Star Friday, October 2, 2015

 October 2, 2015


Coalition For Algoma Passenger Trains Co-Chair Al Errington and Board Member Linda Savory-Gordon talk about their update on the ACR Passenger Rail Service and what is going on with the coalition prior to its meeting at City Hall on Wednesday night. Country 104.3 by Jason Bertrim

The Little Engine That Could meets government bureaucracy Thurs, October 01, 2015   by: Kenneth Armstrong

CTV Northern Ontario  Sept. 30, 2015 Soo Train Service will resume shortly by: Lincoln Louttit

Group of Seven, Painted Land Documentary: Algoma’s Landscape. Past, Present, Onward. Written by Steffanie Petroni, Northern Hoot

September 29, 2015

If you are in love or fascinate with the Group of Seven you will want to follow this link.
Here you get to click on a painting and click just under the picture on an icon
that takes you to the actual site where the painting was created.

Link to PaintedLand Digital Companion

September 21, 2015

DE BIG SHOT TRAIN, Chapter 9 | Selling Camps - Northern Hoot

September 17, 2015

RFP results in proposals to run train service | Sault Star  Elaine Della-Mattia  Sept. 9, 2015

ACR Tour of the Line - A Canadian Odyssey [HD] Published on Sep 13, 2015 March 2015 was an uncertain time for the Agawa Canyon 'Tour of the Line' train. This uncertainty prompted a group of friends to head north and catch a ride on the train for one last time. In this video, you'll see the highlights of the northbound trek from Sault Ste. Marie to Hearst, Ontario.

September 2, 2015

Dodds: Passenger train service generating interestBy Elaine Della-Mattia, Sault Star Thursday, August 27, 2015

Still Standing:  CBC TV Sept 2, 2015  (in the second half there is a part about the ACR passenger train)

August  24, 2015

CTV Northern Ontario :  Businesses Unhappy  Jordan Allard

New search starts for rail operator | Sault Star   Brian Kelly  August 19

ACR stakeholders seeking new rail operator | Sault Star

ACR stakeholders formally seeking new rail operator

NDP comments on ACR 'crossed the line,' Hayes says | Sault Star 

Hayes Responds To Skip Morrison on Passenger Train Service

Liberals and Conservatives failed the passenger train, says SkipMonday, August 17, 2015   by: Kenneth Armstrong

CTV Northern Ontario :  Soo Rail Service  Lincoln Louttit

June 20, 2015

No passenger rail service expected before Tuesday. Many stranded

EDC can't recommend signing with Railmark | Sault Star

June 19, 2015

Don't sign that railway deal, says working group chair (updated)

June 18, 2015

City still has role to play in rail service | Sault Star

 CTV Northern Ontario: Soo railway issue

 What will happen to that five million bucks?

May 14, 2012

Here is a link to Radio Canada’s coverage of the visit by two Blind River residents who went to Hearst to practice their French and attend the French book fair called “Le Salon du livre”.  CAPT and the EDC of Hearst plan to organize opportunities for more people to visit the 95% francophone city of Hearst to practice their French or to just experience the warm hospitality of this French-speaking community at the north end of the Algoma passenger train line.

April 14, 2012

City agrees in principle to funding agreement | Sault Star

 Sault Agrees to Terms of Sault to Hearst Rail Deal

On Your Railmark, Get Set, Go! City of SSM Gets to the Business of Passenger Train Service - Northern Hoot

ONTC now in the hands of northern Ontarians survey ASAP!!!!! Many thanks, CAPT Give Feedback

April 7, 2015

Why the wait for rail cash?: MILLS | Sault Star

April 4, 2015

Latest news coverage: uninterrupted service and Railmark certification Train service will continue uninterrupted

(interview in French with Sylvie Fontaine, CAPT Board Member) :  Algoma Central Railway : une subvention d'Ottawa suffisante, selon l'exploitant

Funds come through for passenger rail | Sault Star

Railmark gets certified, will restore Snow Train

April 1, 2015

Passenger Rail Service from Sault to Hearst Saved!

Passenger Rail Service from Sault to Hearst Saved!

'It was literally the eleventh hour and fifty-ninth minute'

Northern Ontario: Railway saved | CTV Northern Ontario

Funds come through for passenger rail | Sault Star

Harper government approves funding for ACR Passenger Rail Service under Railmark

March 31, 2015

One day left; no decision on ACR | Sault Star
Latest Sault Star article:

March 25,2015

He understands how to run trains'

Future continues to be uncertain for Algoma Central Railway

Answers needed on future of ACR passenger services

Avenir des services voyageurs d”ACR

Wait continues for response on ACR | Sault Star

March 24, 2015


'The eleventh hour'

Council re-confirms support for ACR plan

 Linda is hoping this will be the last time

March 21, 2015

Council makes rail plea | Sault Star

 City looks at calendar. Gets nervous

Wawa-News: Letter - Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport from Northeast Superior Regional Chiefs' Forum (NSRCF)

Wawa-News: Letter - Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport

March 19, 2015

CTV News Northern Ontario: New Direction | CTV Northern Ontario News

Grand vision for train service | Sault Star

Layoff notices issued to 11 ACR employees, CN confirms

Carol Hughes on ACR passenger service

Joe did a fantastic job

EDC buys time for Searchmont, rail service | Sault This Week (3)

March 12, 2015


EDC buys time for Searchmont, rail service | Sault This Week  Fratesi says 'time running out'

Railmark finalizes agreement to run ACR passenger rail service |

February 27, 2015

Time ticking on ACR; data collection underway | Sault Star

CTV Northern Ontario 

Rally to save Algoma rail service – Nadine Robinson

Running out of Steam: Canada needs a national rail strategy

CTV Interview with Chief Jason Gauthier, Al Errington and Linda Savory Gordon Jan. 31 about the ACR passenger service. Here is the link to the interview:

CTV Northen Ontario :  Rail Service Hughes secures Minister's commitment to meet with ACR stakeholders

This appears to indicate MP Hayes' support and is generally encouraging.

Fight for the ACR Continues - Presentation to Sault Council & Letter for all to Send

Un S.O.S. pour préserver le service ferroviaire Algoma Central -

Northern Hoot- Ghost Train by Jeff Hinich

Council urges feds to support ACR plan ploarexpress

Snow in Canyon

In the Shadows of Giants: The Canyon in Winter. Algoma works part of Group of Seven



Train group pushes for decision from feds about $7M contribution

Tour train on track: task force members 

Interview on Radio-Canada Jan 15, 2015  (en francais) 

Shaun Parent climbs to new heights on northeastern Ontario ice - Sudbury - CBC News

Link to latest post on website: be-saved/ 


Mystery rail firm enters negotiations to operate ACR (update)

Feds asked to contribute funds for 5 years | Sault Star

ACR stakeholders send rail funding proposal to Transport Canada

Two people enjoying a ride on the tour trainMystery rail firm enters negotiations to operate ACR (update)

Snow covered train tracks

Still driving to the ski hill? That's so last season /content/news/details.asp?c=82447

Weekly train service to Searchmont Resort | Sault Star

New train operator could be announced soon content/news/details.asp?c=82533

ACR passenger stakeholder group moving forward | Sault Star

Northern Ontario - Political Issues: High Speed Rail - Putting the cart squarely in front of the horse 12/high-speed-rail-putting-cart-squarely.html?showComment=1418172018866

Wondering why the North Pole Express sold out so fast?

Loco For Trains: Interview with Filmmaker Dan Nystedt

The Searchmont North Pole Express rolls into town December 20 & 22

Here are various links to websites by Chad Beharriell discussing the Train Dreams art exhibit.  Westernsreboot website:



Stakeholders group awaits word from CN Rail | Sault Star  by By Elaine Della-Mattia  May 2, 2016

Sootoday: Then there were three asp?c=80672 Soottoday:

Explore history through railway culture: .asp?c=80707  

Operators interested in ACR service | Sault Star:

Northern Hoot: Chief Isadore Day, Sustainable Development: Land, People, Prosperity: chief-isadore-day-sustainable-development-land-people-prosperity/

Aviva Community fund organization Donate to Searchmont train station here pX8b4uNDqknOLDeW7iSe4lX0Ovcph5Y4&dispatch= 5885d80a13c0db1f8e263663d3faee8d66f31424b43e9a70645c907a6cbd8fb4

Another way to donate to Searchmont Station

Guess who needed saving from last nights stranded train:

Transport Action Ontario major new release

Backroads Bill on CBC Radio about ACR

You can see more of Bills work by clicking here

Failed ONTC divestment was flawed from the start says author

Mayor says opportunities need to be sought for the ONTC | Country 600

Production starts on Spirit Land documentary

 CTV Northern Ontario: Rail operator sought:

Sault Star All Aboard:

Sault Star Music and art on board for ride:

End of the Line : Eliminating Passenger Rail Service in Northern Ontario

Lobbying continues to save passenger rail service |Sault Star

Work goes on to save the Sault to Hearst line North/How to save Algoma Central Railway Passenger Service.

ONTC union throws support to NDP

3Take advantage of the one year extension for the passenger train by booking ASAP for the special Group of Seven & Glenn Gould Train Event this September 19- 21.

CAPT continues lobby efforts | Sault Star (3)

Algoma Central Railway featured in recent Lake Superior Magazine

Northern Ontario vodka? (2 photos)

Further Media Coverage of 100th anniversary of ACR passenger train event United front for rail important |Sault Star

They do it in Tennesee and Colorado, why not here? (7 photos)

Economy and tourism top the rail charts | Sault Star

Celebrating 100 years of the ACR (15 photos)

Media following the 100th anniversary passenger train event. This is the first of 3 articles Elaine Della Mattia will be writing.

Other media regarding the 100th event describing or imaging the trip. CTV 100th anniversary event

Spirit Land: In Search of the Group of Seven

Canada's most scenic rail trips aren't just in B.C., you know - The Globe and Mail

NDP unveil its election platform | Sault Star

Canada's most scenic rail trips aren't just in B.C., you know - The Globe and Mail

This must be part of election selection:Please see Saturday Globe May 24 – 2 page article (B10,11) on the development plans for the North and impacts on Ontario’s economic development.

For those of us interested in a more local impact, check out the map with the rail  connection to Metrolinx in Barrie. Future of course but it’s there. Click the link above and scroll down to see map. Many more maps on the KWG Resources website

$10 M to repair New Brunswick rail line

Lake FX | Sault Star

ONTC deal with KWG Resources could be huge for Timmins | Q92

New Democrats commit to improving transportation in the North

ACR has tremendous economic impact, study conclude | Sault Star

CTV video clip of Minister Raitt's announcement in Sault Ste. Marie on the right hand side you will see a list of videos. The story is on the 5th page of those items.

Consultants report shows train an asset

Transforming the Ontario Northland Transportation Commission

004Time for Minister to get on board with ACR

ONTC announcement a 'stop gap' measure

 ACR survey nets considerable response

Government of Canada extends federal subsidy for the Algoma Central Railway passenger rail service - Service extended until March 2015

Find 'solutions outside government'- Raitt

ACR on the rails for another year

Feds created an 'unnecessary crisis' says Hughes Minister announces ACR service extended until

March 31, 2015 Raitt urges private-sector solution to ACR issue
Federal subsidy restored for ACR (live video) on the rails for another year$2.2-million federal subsidy to CN expires March 31, 2015

CTV news: survey about impact of ACR cancellation

Impacted by the cancellation of ACR passenger rail service? Tell us how

016Use the ACR? Read this | Morning North | Could be final year for Agawa Canyon Ice Climbing Festival Update on cancellation of ACR passenger service: media coverage

People From All Over The World Visit Sault Ste. Marie For This! - Northern Ontario, Canada

Wawa-News: Letter - To Minister Raitt about ACR from Michael Burtch & McGuffins

Algoma Central Railways Passenger Service Slated to End in March Bill C-577 - VIA Rail Canada Act - Can MP Olivia Chow's Private Member Bill Survive?

Consultants report shows train an asset

Transforming the Ontario Northland Transportation Commission

Time for Minister to get on board with ACR

ONTC announcement a 'stop gap' measure

 ACR survey nets considerable response

 CTV news: survey about impact of ACR cancellation

Impacted by the cancellation of ACR passenger rail service? Tell us how

Use the ACR? Read this | Morning North | Could be final year for Agawa Canyon Ice Climbing Festival

CTV news about ACR passenger services: starts at 7 minutes and 10 seconds in  

Michael Gravelle- Minister's Advisory on the ONTC, Wawa-news.comONTC GCA present plan to Wynne Government today,

ONTC plan goes to provincial committee to assess impacts of ACR passenger rail,

posterpaint1Spirit Land: In Search of the Group of Seven in development

Help Save Our Train

Town Hall Meetings - All Aboard! To save ACR Passenger Train news about ACR passenger services: starts at 7 minutes and 10 seconds in

Michael Gravelle- Minister's Advisory on the ONTC,

ONTC GCA present plan to Wynne Government today,

ONTC plan goes to provincial committee

BDO to assess impacts of ACR passenger rail,

ONR and the government

TTDPell201401Discussion on transportation document author touts rail transportation/Sault Star Points North/ New book looks at the history of rail in Ontario
Feds cut funding. Rail service from Sault to Hearst cancelled to passenger rail appalling, says reader and Feds knew about rail funding cuts since November

'It was CN's choice' to cancel passenger trains, says Hayes

Government abandoning Northern Ontario with end to ACR funding / Le gouvernement abandonne le Nord de

A Letter to Bryan & Carol - Regarding ACR Passenger Train Subsidy Cut

No more passenger train from Sault to Hearst - Feds end Passenger Train Subsidy for ACR

Gormick article
Star Railway Crisis Published Version 140126

Union shut out of Ontario Northland plans (2)

People From All Over The World Visit Sault Ste. Marie For This! - Northern Ontario, Canada

Wawa-News: Letter - To Minister Raitt about ACR from Michael Burtch & McGuffins Central Railways Passenger Service Slated to End in March C-577 - VIA Rail Canada Act - Can MP Olivia Chow's Private Member Bill Survive?

CTV news: survey about impact of ACR cancellation

Impacted by the cancellation of ACR passenger rail service? Tell us how

Use the ACR? Read this

C | Morning North | Could be final year for Agawa Canyon Ice Climbing Festival

Consultants report shows train an asset

Transforming the Ontario Northland Transportation Commission

Time for Minister to get on board with ACR

ONTC announcement a 'stop gap' measure

ACR survey nets considerable response

Raitt urges private-sector solution to ACR issue

Federal subsidy restored for ACR (live video)

ACR on the rails for another year

$2.2-million federal subsidy to CN expires March 31, 2015

CTV video clip of Minister Raitt's announcement in Sault Ste. Marie the right hand side you will see a list of videos. The story is on the 5th page of those items.

Government of Canada extends federal subsidy for the Algoma Central Railway passenger rail service - Service extended until March 2015

Find 'solutions outside government'- Raitt

ACR on the rails for another year

Feds created an 'unnecessary crisis' says Hughes

New Democrats commit to improving transportation in the North

ACR has tremendous economic impact, study conclude | Sault Star

$10M to repair New Brunswick rail line

Lake FX | Sault Star 

ONTC deal with KWG Resources could be huge for Timmins | Q92

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