Search User Login Menu

News Headlines

Lake Superior Regional News ~ Northwestern and Northeaster Ontario . From Kenora, Thunder Bay, Sault Ste Marie and Sudbury, Duluth, Marquette, Houghton, Keweenaw Peninsula, Upper Michigan, Sault Ste Marie, Cook Country, Minnesota. Wisconsin

Latest News Headlines

James Street Swing Bridge Reopened

James Street Swing Bridge Reopened

Closed since October 2013

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO, November 8, 2019  (LSN)  It is now being reported that the bridge is open to traffic both ways. CN has completed repairs to the James Street Swing Bridge and it is scheduled to open to traffic this Saturday. This follows the closure of the bridge in October 2013 due to a fire and a lengthy legal battle with CN who was ultimately ordered by the courts to uphold its contractual obligation to repair and reopen the bridge to all vehicles under the 1906 Agreement.

The bridge repairs required widening of the City's roadway approaches. This was completed within CN's construction schedule-timeline so that the bridge could now reopen to traffic. 

“We are pleased to see this important connection between Thunder Bay and Fort William First Nation finally reopened,” said Mayor Bill Mauro. “We recognize the challenges and frustrations citizens from both communities have faced without this access point. CN, as directed by the highest court in Ontario, has fulfilled their obligation to repair the bridge and we can now move forward as more connected communities.”

“Thunder Bay City Council has been resolute on this matter, their resolve has been unwavering from the beginning,” said City Manager Norm Gale. “The City’s legal team and engineers provided expert advice to City Council throughout this process.”

The Court of Appeal ruled in favour of the City in June of 2018, and ordered CN to reopen its bridge and subsequently the Supreme Court of Canada denied CN’s leave for appeal.

- 30 -

0Upvote 0Downvote
Rate this article:
Categories: NewsNews Ontario

Minnesota News

Witnessing Airplane Crash on Patrol

Witnessing Airplane Crash on Patrol

U.S. Border Patrol Agent Renders Aid

PEMBINA NORTH DAKOTA ~~~  July 9, 2020  (LSN)   On July 9, 2020, at approximately 8:00 a.m., a Grand Forks Sector Border...
Lewis Demands Schools Must Re-Open

Lewis Demands Schools Must Re-Open

Lewis Demands Property Tax Payments are Refunded

EAGAN, MINNESOTA  ~~~  July 8, 2020  (LSN)  U.S. Senate candidate Jason Lewis released the following statement calling...

Ontario News

COVID-19 Economic Recovery Act

COVID-19 Economic Recovery Act

Will Help Create Jobs and Opportunities, Build Stronger Communities

TORONTO, ONTARIO  ~~~  July 8, 2020 (LSN)  Today, we introduced the #COVID19 Economic Recovery Act, proposed...
Home Invasion Attacked while sleeping

Home Invasion Attacked while sleeping

Ivall used hammer on Sleeping Victim

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  ~~~  July 8, 2020 (LSN)  “An act of extreme violence that shows utter disregard for human life. A...

Wisconsin Michigan News


Follow LSN on Twitter

Latest News


Copyright 2007 ~ 2020 Lake Superior Media.
Back To Top