It is coming up to budget time again and the consultations have started with community leaders. Chief among the concerns expressed at a meeting in Timmins was the future of the ONTC, not just for people who rely on it to get around, but also because northern industries are growing tired of waiting to see what sort of transportation infrastructure they will have to contend with. It is worth noting that FONOM president Al Spacek was unable to attend the meeting because Highway 11 was closed due to an earlier collision. Imagine, with a proper passenger rail network in the region, Spacek would have made it to the meeting in person, rather than having to speak by telephone.
Northerner leaders were united | Kapuskasing Times