Ontario Northland says there won’t be a Christmas Train program this year.

Director of Marketing and Communications Rebecca McGlynn says Ontario Northland has a skilled trades labour shortage in the rail division and so operating the train this year will be difficult.

She says Ontario Northland will work with communities that the train usually stops in and will be involved in important community events.

“Open ice skating, cookie decorating or supporting major community events like the Downtown Christmas Walk or having a float in the Santa Claus Parade,” McGlynn says.

In recent years, the train has stopped in 13 communities.

She says Ontario Northland serves 150 communities so they’ll be working with communities on coming up with ideas on how they can have a role in more locations over the holidays.

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