Ontario Protecting Jobs and the Economy in the North

Ontario Protecting Jobs and the Economy in the North

Traffic complaint results in impaired driving charge

NEWS RELEASE ONTARIO PROVINCIAL POLICE ************************* GARDEN RIVER FIRST NATION – On Nov. 5, 2018 at approximately 4:25 p.m., members from the Sault Ste. Marie Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a traffic complaint on Highway 17B, Garden River First Nation, Ont.

As a result of further investigation, Krista-Lee Bruzas, 32-years-old of Macdonald-Meredith Township was charged and arrested with the following:

Earlier this year, $800,000 was announced for the company under the previous Liberal government. That announcement came after the company threatened to shut down if it didn't get $46 million in government funding to refurbish the tracks.

The accused is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice on Dec. 3, 2018 in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.

Ontarios Government for the People is protecting jobs and the economy of Northern Ontario by working with Huron Central Railway to keep the rail line running between Sault Ste. Marie and Sudbury.

He says the money, from the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation, will go to the Huron Central Railway for continued operations of its line.

Today, Ross Romano, MPP for Sault Ste. Marie and Parliamentary Assistant to Greg Rickford, Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines, announced the government is supporting a request by Huron Central Railway to the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC) for $980,000 in additional funds to support the continued operations of the rail line.

“Huron Central Railway serves key northern industries, including steel and forestry. Working together with Huron Central to keep trains moving supports jobs and businesses here in the Sault and across the north,” said Parliamentary Assistant Romano.

"Working together with Huron Central to keep trains moving supports jobs and businesses here in the Sault and across the north."

Huron Central Railway operates 288 kilometres of rail between Sudbury and Sault Ste. Marie. The railway moves freight shipments for companies vital to Ontarios Northern economy, including Algoma, Eacom Timber and Domtar. Over 3,400 direct and indirect jobs depend on the continued operations of this railway.

The Ontario government says it is spending $980,000 to keep a freight rail line running between Sault Ste. Marie and Sudbury.

“We look forward to continuing rail service in the region,” said Minister Rickford. “Today were sending a clear message that Ontario is open for business.”

Similar threats were made in 2009 by the company before it got $30 million in provincial and federal funding.

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"Huron Central Railway serves key northern industries, including steel and forestry," he said.


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