Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Ontario Update-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Ontario Update-

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An Ontario couple say they feel like they're back at square one after hearing that Via Rail is trying to limit the scope of a policy to make its trains more accessible.

Marie Murphy and Martin Anderson, who both use mobility scooters due to their cerebral palsy, had made a complaint to the Canadian Transportation Agency because they couldn't travel on the same train.

Via revised its policy after being told to double the number of mobility devices that could be tied down on trains, from one to two.

But Via Rail now says it will only implement the changes for certain classes of trains that travel between Quebec City and Windsor, Ontario.

Murphy and Anderson say Via should be working to make trains more accessible for all wheelchair travellers across the country. (The Canadian Press)



Kitchener-based Colt Canada has won a 32-million-dollar contract to make machine guns for the Canadian Armed Forces.

The government will be buying more than 11-hundred brand new C-6-A-1 FLEX General Purpose guns.

The machine guns the military uses today are 30 years old and some have already been taken out of service due to wear and tear.

Officials say the contract will mean 13 new jobs at Colt Canada and will help maintain the other 100 jobs already there.

Colt Canada will start to roll out the weapons in September of 2018. (570News)



The Chippewas of the Thames First Nation say they are disappointed with a Supreme Court ruling that dismissed their appeal of the approval of an Enbridge Pipeline expansion project in Ontario.

The dismissal means Canada's top court has seconded the National Energy Board's decision allowing Enbridge to reverse the flow of oil and increase the capacity of its Line 9 pipeline between Sarnia and Montreal.

Chief Myeengun Henry says there are serious environmental concerns about the 40-year-old pipeline. …

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