Sault council asks feds for rail subsidy reprieve
City council in Sault Ste. Marie is asking the federal government to fund a passenger rail service from its city to Hearst for one more year. Council says that gives stakeholders time to find a solution that keeps the service viable. CN is cutting the service as of March 30th because the feds have eliminated a subsidy for the Northern Ontario run. Algoma Manitoulin Kapuskasing MP Carol Hughes says losing the service will have a negative effect on the north’s tourism.