Kapuskasing council will be discussing partnerships with the town of Hearst this evening.

Council’s recommendation is to support the town of Hearst in its efforts to restore the Algoma passenger train services to the north.

Copies of the resolution have been sent to MPs Terry Sheehan and Carol Hughes along with MPPs David Orazietti and Michael Mantha.

The resolution, already supported by the town of Hearst comes from a partnership with the Missanabie Cree First Nation and the Algoma Passenger Train Working Group.

Council will also be tackling its volunteer firefighting compliment to fill a vacancy in its ranks.

Due to sick leave its volunteer group will be down a member and at the same time will be discussing recruitment strategies in the future.

This comes as the town has decided on a new Master Fire Plan despite resistance from both Local 1237 Kapuskasing Association of Firefighters and its volunteer group.

Council agreed in its last meeting the town would have to step up its recruitment to make up the full composite teams needed for coverage.

Council convenes at 6:00pm this evening at the Civic Centre on Riverside Drive.

The full agenda can be found here.