By request this morning I'm checking on the CPR's Holiday Train. I see the Canadian train went through Yorkton, Foam Lake, Wynyard and Saskatoon yesterday as it continues to roll. We get the US version this year. It'll come to Regina and Moose Jaw on December 16th.
I'm also reporting on the snow and blowing snow today and warning commuters to allow for some extra time for road conditions and visibility are sure to be issues today, tonight and tomorrow.
And then I wonder if a passenger train commuter service would work between Moose Jaw and Regina. Oh, I know we folded STC because we were facing $85 in subsidization in the next 5 years. That wasn't working. However, I do know there are hundreds of local people who commute between Moose Jaw and Regina daily and I wonder if they might ride a train. It would certainly be safer in the winter time.
I can see shuttles taking people from the train station to the government buildings and post-secondary institutions and back.
It has been about 27 years since we had a passenger train roll through Moose Jaw and it might not happen again any time soon. But, mark my words, it will happen again.