1. Latest news coverage
CTV Northern Ontario News: Rail Service Oct 26, 2014
Northern Hoot: Passenger Rail Service Along ACR Looking Up: Third Party Interests Abound
2. Art Gallery of Algoma presents Train Dreams opening Nov 7 at 7 pm
The Art Gallery of Algoma (AGA) will be presenting a multimedia exhibition Train Dreams officially opening on November 7, 2014. The exhibition is produced by Powerline Films in collaboration with four artists: Simon Brothers, Mike Preston, Luke Mistruzzi and Nick Kuepfer.
Train Dreams is an experimental multimedia installation that examines the nature of memory and time by exploring history through railway culture. The exhibition includes animation, regional and international new and archival video footage, and an original sound design. The Coalition for Algoma Passenger Trains (CAPT) is collaborating with the AGA to develop programming for the exhibition and further explore current issues of railway systems in the Algoma Region and the impact on the lives of residents in Northern Ontario. A Panel Discussion organized by the CAPT and the AGA will follow the opening reception. Artists will be in attendance. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend.
3. Post Cards
Save ACR passenger train postcards are available at the following locations:
Harmony Beach Lakeview Resort (Goulais)
Presteve Foods Ltd. (Batchawana Ont.).
Roxy’s Lakeside Grill (Havilland Bay)
Voyageur Restaurant (Batchewanna Bay)
Glenview Cottages and Campground
Blueberry Hill Motel and Campground (Goulais R.) I
Adam’s motel (Sault Ste Marie)
Algoma’s Water Tower Inn
Joe Sports and Surplus
Shabby Motley 356 Queen St. East, Sault Ste Marie
Steelton Shoe Store, 320 John St., Sault Ste Marie
Prime Cuts Meats & Deli, 148 Northern Ave E, Sault Ste. Marie
Maple View Inn, 632 Great Northern Rd., Sault Ste. Marie
Mac’s Convenience Store, 200 Queen St. East, Sault Ste. Marie
Order of Eagles #4061, Heyden
The Goulais River Country Store, Goulais River
Northwinds Restaurant, Goulais River.
Timberland Store, Goulais River
Companion Hotel, Hearst
Librairie Le Nord, Hearst
Hearst Economic Development Corporation, Hearst
The Village Store, Havilland Bay
McCauley’s Motel, Havilland Bay
Chi-We-Kwe-Don Fish and Chip Hut in Goulais Bay
Wawa Motor Inn, Wawa
The Totem Pole, Sault Ste Marie
Perry’s Gun Shop, Sault Ste. Marie
CAPT volunteers will also be at a table at the Sault Station Mall (between La Senza and H & M) on the following Fridays:
November 7, 14, and 21 and December 5 and 12. So if you have not yet signed postcards to Minister Lisa Raitt and MPs Bryan Hayes and Carole Hughes please drop by to pick up cards on these dates at the Mall or go to one of the businesses listed above.
Note: If you forget the names of the places where the cards can be accessed there is a menu at the top of the website “Petition and Cards” which has this information.
4. A Petition:
Minister of Transport Lisa Raitt: Keep Funding ACR Passenger Trains/ Continuer la subvention du train des voyageurs ACR – Sign the Petition
Please join this campaign: