CN Rail Sent Christmas Greetings

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Young people from Fort William First Nation shared how the bridge closure has made their day longer.
Young people from Fort William First Nation shared how the bridge closure has made their day longer.

Opening the Bridge with a Human Face

THUNDER BAY – The message was a simple and touchingly human one. The James Street Bridge needs to be open to vehicle traffic. Today a group of carollers gathered at the James Street Bridge to sing Christmas carols, share some holiday spirit, and wish CN Rail a very Merry Christmas.

Event organizer Tony McGuire said, “This is not about politics, it is all about putting a human face on the issue of the bridge being closed”.

McGuire shared that he has friends on the Fort William First Nation who have been seriously impacted by the bridge closure.

The message today was more joyful than a protest, the singers simply want to share a message with CN, and with Canadians that they need the bridge open.

"We wish you a Merry Christmas" - That is the message today as singers gathered to share in the spirit of the season.
“We wish you a Merry Christmas” – That is the message today as singers gathered to share in the spirit of the season.
Young people from Fort William First Nation shared how the bridge closure has made their day longer.
Young people from Fort William First Nation shared how the bridge closure has made their day longer.

The young people shared their experiences of having a longer ride to school, and how they have to wake up extra early to get to school. The impact of the bridge being closed hits young and old alike.

Warm temperatures mean you can build snowmen. The boys were having a ball in the snow.
Warm temperatures mean you can build snowmen. The boys were having a ball in the snow.