Hoverbarge proposed for year-round access to Ring of FireWhile the battle over the mode and
route of a fixed transportation link to Northern Ontario’s
mineral-rich Ring of Fire drags on, a novel means of transporting
construction material and equipment into the remote, waterlogged
James Bay lowlands is being proposed by the Sudbury-based Centre for
Excellence in Mining Innovation (CEMI).Hoverbarges, which travel on a cushion
of air, can carry hundreds of tonnes of material year-round, unlike
ice roads, which can only be used seasonally, accord...
A report to restructure the Ontario Northland Transportation Commission (ONTC) has been delivered to Northern Development and Mines Minister Michael Gravelle.But one of the union bosses has a sneaking suspicion that Ontera, the ONTC’s telecommunications division, may still be on auction block.Brian...
United Airlines is cutting its direct link
between Thunder Bay and Chicago, effective April 24.“Although we regret the cessation of
any service, Thunder Bay’s connectivity to the United States
continues to be well-served via either Winnipeg or Toronto by Air
Canada, WestJet and Porter Airline...
An American passenger rail advocacy group is
weighing on Canadian National Railway’s (CN) decision to cut passenger service between Sault Ste. Marie and Hearst by April.
Ross Capon, president of the Washington,
D.C.-based National Association of Railroad Passengers, fired off a
letter to Gary...
Sault Ste. Marie is dusting off an old
game plan to save another railroad.Five years after the municipality
successfully lobbied for funds to keep the Huron Central Railway
running, city council plans to lobby Ottawa for an extension of a
subsidy to keep passenger service alive on the Canadian ...