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Feb 22, 2020 | 17:50 1 So a 4.7 billion dollar deal has been signed for a new rail line to a port facility ....700kms of new rail...

Who would have thunk it? Reply With Quote
Feb 22, 2020 | 18:38 2 Churchhill? Reply With Quote
Feb 22, 2020 | 18:54 3 The Cree Nation Government says a $4.7 billion economic development project signed Monday with the province of Quebec is the Cree vision of development and represents a "clear break from the past colonial and paternalistic government policies" that kept their communities underdeveloped.*

The Grande Alliance project includes a road, a railway and a deep sea port for the most northern Cree community of Whapmagoostui, located on the shore of Hudson Bay, currently accessible only by air.

The deal also includes 700 kilometres of new railway between the non-Indigenous Abitibi community of Matagami and Whapmagoostui, as well as hundreds of kilometres of new and upgraded roads and new power lines, according to Cree Grand Chief Abel Bosum. Reply With Quote
fjlip's Avatar Feb 22, 2020 | 19:09 4 Farmers should go block it and demand some for us, even repair the crap we have here! Reply With Quote

  • Feb 22, 2020 | 19:17 5 Quebec and natives....guess who's actually paying for it? Reply With Quote
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  • Feb 22, 2020 | 22:44 6
    Quote Originally Posted by bucket View Post
    So a 4.7 billion dollar deal has been signed for a new rail line to a port facility ....700kms of new rail...

    Who would have thunk it?
    $6.7 million/km or $10.8 million/mile?

    Is SNC-Lavalin or Bombardier involved? Reply With Quote
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  • Feb 22, 2020 | 22:56 7 What’s going to move on that rail line? The way the govt goes that will cost 20 billion and have to walk away after they spend 10 billion to save tax payers 10 billion. Reply With Quote
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  • Feb 23, 2020 | 10:57 8 Can you imagine the environmental destruction that 700 kms of new rail line will do?

    This can't be approved. No bloody way that blockades won't go up. My great grandmother's cour de bois ancestors will see to it. One of them trapped on that corridor. Reply With Quote
    blackpowder's Avatar Feb 23, 2020 | 12:06 9 April Fool's???? Reply With Quote
    Feb 23, 2020 | 12:46 10 Don't know if any truth to this but sure makes you think! We are farming twice as much land with continuous cropping, growing twice the yield varieties and farming practices yet haven't changed our rail system?

    Kinda reminds me of oil industry produce more without any thought of how to get it to market.

    Maybe time to back up and get infrastructure in place to handle production. Reply With Quote
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  • Feb 23, 2020 | 15:20 11 If we could invest $4.7 million to improve our railway efficiency and reduce our freight rates what would be the priority?

    Twin rail lines going to west coast?
    Add North-South rail lines that could tie into the PNW shipping?
    Increase holding capacity in Prince Rupert or Vancouver?
    Build a new line to Churchill?
    Build new bins on Wiseguy and Bucket farms? Reply With Quote
    Feb 23, 2020 | 16:26 12 I would have zero problem with an incentive program for grain cos to build the capacity at the tracks... Reply With Quote
    Feb 23, 2020 | 18:21 13
    Quote Originally Posted by bucket View Post
    I would have zero problem with an incentive program for grain cos to build the capacity at the tracks...
    Increase Storage capacity for grain companies? Reply With Quote
    Feb 23, 2020 | 18:38 14
    Quote Originally Posted by bucket View Post
    I would have zero problem with an incentive program for grain cos to build the capacity at the tracks...
    and throw another driveway with a pit at the same time. Reply With Quote
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    Feb 23, 2020 | 19:00 15
    Quote Originally Posted by bucket View Post
    I would have zero problem with an incentive program for grain cos to build the capacity at the tracks...
    Wonder on average how many complete turns the elevator system would do in a crop year? Lots of places in the world virtually all the production is hauled directly from field to elevator. Pros and cons either way but the cost of bins plus moving grain and storage risk could make that very attractive. Reply With Quote
    Feb 24, 2020 | 05:54 16
    Quote Originally Posted by bucket View Post
    I would have zero problem with an incentive program for grain cos to build the capacity at the tracks...
    They don't want bins when they can store it on farm for free or make money by having farmer store it. I even offered to lend them a bin to use when they were 3 months behind on a contract delivery and they wouldn't take it. Reply With Quote
    Feb 24, 2020 | 09:17 17
    Quote Originally Posted by Oliver88 View Post
    Increase Storage capacity for grain companies?
    I have touched on this before, could you imagine how big of a terminal could be built on the east side of the rockies with $4.7B and new tracks to get there. They could run shorter trains in the winter over the mountains because it would be a shorter turn around, and we would have surge capacity on the prairies. Reply With Quote

  • Feb 24, 2020 | 14:33 18
    Quote Originally Posted by Misterjade9 View Post
    I have touched on this before, could you imagine how big of a terminal could be built on the east side of the rockies with $4.7B and new tracks to get there. They could run shorter trains in the winter over the mountains because it would be a shorter turn around, and we would have surge capacity on the prairies.
    Could also build one on the west side as well....there are extreme cold days that trains could just be shuttle 200kms inland and back to keep grain moving.... Reply With Quote
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  • Feb 24, 2020 | 19:53 19 all i wanna know is, why in fu ck aren't these useless fu ken ass holes protesting this ,*** ken quebec , I'm sick of it Reply With Quote