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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

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Tourism has been hurt by loss of the train!

Sootoday: Check out what's on the walls in this motel: The renovated Catalina Motel has new 'themed' rooms, a hit with guests by Darren Taylor -


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Train tracks in snow with trees

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

Bear Train Interview CBC Radio; Terry Sheehan Seniors Strategy Consultation; interesting article

  1. Bear Train Interview on CBC Radio:

This interview on CBC radio provides an excellent update on progress being made on efforts to get the Bear Train up and running:

CBC Morning North October 30, 2017 Missanabie Cree FN wants to restore Algoma's passenger train service “Funding for Algoma's passenger rail service was cut off three years ago. Now, Missanabie Cree First Nation is leading the way to bring it back. We heard more from Riley Smith who's assisting the First Nation.”

  1. Image of Terry SheehanMP Terry Sheehan Seniors Strategy Consultation:

We encourage CAPT supporters to attend a consultation organized by Terry Sheehan on Friday, Nov. 3 from 1:30 to 3:30 at the Seniors Drop-In Centre at 619 Bay St. in the Main Hall, to express the need for good passenger train service to be included in any National Seniors Strategy. Seniors, professionals, caregivers, and members of the public, are welcome to participate.

Sootoday  Oct 30, 2017  “Terry wants to hear from you on our National Senior Strategy, Seniors, professionals, caregivers, and members of the public, are welcome to participate”

  1. Here is a very interesting article that looks at the prediction that fewer people will be owning cars in the future.  Northern Ontario towns and cities will turn into ghost towns if they don’t have passenger train service connecting them to Southern Ontario where they do.

“Owning a car will soon be a thing of the past” | John Harris Monday 23 October 2017

CAPT board member, Dorothy Macnaughton, given national CNIB award

CAPT board member, Dorothy Macnaughton, given national CNIB award

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Dorothy Macnaughton joined the CAPT board several years ago to help with our efforts to have passenger rail restored in Northeastern Ontario, with a particularly because of its importance for people with disabilities. She recently became a co-chair of CAPT, with Howie Wilcox as the other co-chair.  Last week Dorothy received a prestigious national CNIB award for her amazing volunteer work over the past 30 years.  Here is an excellent interview with Dorothy on CBC radio as well as a summary of it on their website:

CNIB honouring northeastern Ontario woman for volunteer work CBC News  Oct 20, 2017


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some media coverage re: our response to NOMTS

Our Response to NOMTS

(Northern Ontario Multimodal Transportation Strategy) “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

Petitions and Post Cards added to main menu

Petitions in the past were on the top of the: "HOME PAGE ."

They are now to be found on the Main Menu above: "PETITIONS AND POST CARDS."

The petition that was on relayed the following information:

  • 1,768 supporters
  • 732 needed to reach 2,500

Now help this campaign succeed by getting your friends to sign!

We also have many paper petitions that have been signed at the various events held by  CAPT. When tallied up we will give you the total number of paper petitions signed.

Thank you for all your help.



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“Algoma passenger rail advocate brings Bear Train protest sign to Prime Minister's rally in BC

'I took the opportunity to make a sign in support of the bear train' says former Searchmont resident” -  - Aug. 5, 2017 News Release  Coalition for Algoma Passenger Trains

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

Aug 3, 2017

The Bear Train and the Prime Minister in Revelstoke, BC. Email message:

Trudeau in BC rally

Support for Bear Train in BC at Trudeau rally


Passenger train supporter Forrest Hinich  (from Searchmont) sent us this message and photos from Revelstoke, BC.”

I live in Revelstoke and today Justin Trudeau was in town supporting the forest fire evacuees and also celebrating 150 years of train service in Canada. So i took the opportunity to make a sign in support of the bear train. I know a lot of people saw it! A lot of cameras were on! Hopefully Justin took the time to recognize it.
I am hopefull that many people were interested


Support for Bear Train