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Traffic deaths on Highway 11 of residents like Andre Lamothe, owner of Temagami Marine, who was killed last September, has prompted Nipissing-Timiskaming MP Jay Aspin to call for its four-laning north of North Bay.
Temiskaming chamber, MP to push for Highway 11 four-laning Too many fatal crashes and road closures have spurred the Temiskaming and Area Chamber of Commerce to champion the cause of four-laning the northern stretch of Highway 11.The chamber is taking its cue from Nipissing-Timiskaming MP Jay Aspin who wants the federal and provincial governments to begin a dialogue for upgrades along the 160-kilometre stretch between North Bay and Temiskaming Shores to improve safety and relieve congestion.Aspin said southern Ontarians have enjoyed an east-west 400-se...


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Northern leaders state their case at Good Roads conference
Community leaders from across northeastern Ontario brought their issues and concerns to the attention of the provincial cabinet ministers and bureaucrats at the annual Rural Ontario Municipal Association/Ontario Good Roads Association combined conference in Toronto.A news release from the Federatio...
Ontario Northland restructures motor coach operations
The Ontario Northland Transportation Commission is closing its Englehart and Matheson bus stations in May, and reducing operating hours in three others.The restructuring Crown agency said ticketing parcel services and passenger pick up/drop off will be handled by a “combination of agency support an...
Rail stakeholders begin discussions with Transport Canada
Stakeholders seeking the continued operation of the Algoma Central Railway passenger line between Sault Ste. Marie and Hearst have entered into formal discussions with Transport Canada.Members of the ACR Passenger Service Stakeholders Working Group entered into formal discussions with Transport C...
Mushkegowuk Ring of Fire plan attracts railroader interest
The Mushkegowuk Council’s conceptual plan for a Ring of Fire railway, power corridor and James Bay port took a strange twist with possible partnership talk involving a private railway company with a keen eye on buying the Ontario Northland Railway.Mushkegowuk Grand Chief Lawrence Martin caused a me...


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