First Nation to take lead on passenger rail on the former Algoma Central rail line

March 17, 2016

By: Kenneth Armstrong,

Leadership of the working group which seeks to restore passenger rail service has shifted from the City of Sault Ste. Marie to a First Nation whose territory the Algoma Central Railway runs through.Website Insert Passenger Trains Very Well copy

Most recently chaired on an interim basis by Tom Dodds, CEO of the Sault Ste. Marie Economic Development Corporation — who was preceded by then-city CAO Joe Fratesi — the working group will now be headed by the Missanabie Cree First Nation.

Dodds made the announcement in a letter to mayor and council last week.

In the letter, Dodds wished the best for Chief Jason Gauthier of the Missanabie Cree First Nation and for the working group moving forward.

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