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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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