|Thursday, February 9, 1905, Vol. 27, No. 32
|The Liberal (Richmond Hill)
|Page 1, col. 4
An effort is being made to induce the James Bay Railway to go to Orillia. The company is reported anxious to touch that town, but the route to the east of the lake is seven miles shorter, and it, therefore, reduces to a question of whether the business to and from the town would warrant the extra expenditure for seven miles of road. Local influence is being exerted on behalf of the town's interests and it is not unlikely that the final decision will be in favor or Orillia. There are now 250 men at work on the road within a distance of four miles from the Severn River.