Issue: February 2019
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Next deadline: February 28

RAILS TO TRAILS UPDATE

Meeting to be held at Uniacke & District Volunteer Fire Hall, 654 Highway #1, Mount Uniacke (enter hall from side parking lot)

The meeting is open to all, but your membership must be up to date to vote on any motions and the election of Directors and Executive. We encourage everyone to join the Association as increased membership numbers give our association a louder voice. You can join via our website www.uniacketrails.ca or in person at the meeting. Membership is only $5 per year for the 2019 calendar year.
We continue to correspond with the Canadian Transportation Agency, repeatedly pointing out to them that they are not enforcing the Canadian Transportation Act regarding the negotiations between Canadian National Railway and the Windsor & Hantsport Railway Company. W&HRC have been in negotiations with CN to purchase the railway line between Windsor Junction and The Town of Windsor since 2013. The railway line, which is owned by CN, was leased to W&HRC for a number of years until the lease expired in 2013.
We feel that CN should not be allowed to sell the railway line as it will not be used for “continued railway operation” as stipulated in the Canadian Transportation Act.

On a second front, we have filed an official complaint with the Nova Scotia Utility & Review Board asking them to revoke W&HRC’s license to operate a railway. We feel that W&HRC has not followed the rules and regulations of the Nova Scotia Railway Act and their license agreement.
The NSUARB has decided that there is enough evidence to convene a formal public hearing into this matter. There will be an informal preliminary hearing sometime in February to decide on the details for the formal public hearing at a later date.

We will keep you advised of further developments and dates via the Uniacke Newsletter, our website www.uniacketrails.ca, our facebook page and, of course, at the AGM on March 3.

We hope to see you there!

Paul Smith
President, Uniacke Trails Association
paul@neutronstar.ca