Target distribution centre to employ 350 people

ing by Eleven Points Logisitcs, the distribu- tion centre’s operation, for a general man- ager of the million-square-foot, state-of-the-art greenfield distribution cen- tre in Cornwall’s east-end business park. “The new facility will operate 24/7 and employ about 350 employees,” the posting reads. The Target facility is one of two large dis- tribution centres to open at the business park in the near future. A nearby site being developed by Bound- ary Properties in Toronto is expected to house another large distribution centre.

By Greg Kielec

A distribution centre being built in Cornwall to service Target Canada stores will employ 350 people, according a posting by the distribution centre’s oper- ator. The distribution centre will service eastern Canada stores in Target’s first ever foray into Canada. The popular retailer is con- verting Zellers stores across Canada for its operation. The Zellers store in Cornwall was not chosen to be converted. The job figure was revealed in a job post-

Special photo A new Target distribution centre in Cornwall to service stores in eastern Canada will employ 350 people, according to a posting on the operator’s website.

Council wants better bus service

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“I think the bus industry has let us down,” said MacDonald. She said the bus industry is supposed to provide both accessible and convenient service: “I think we are getting neither.” City council approved MacDonald’s mo- tion Monday night seeking a review by the Ontario Highway Transport Board of inter- city bus service to and from Cornwall. The motion recommends a centrally lo- cated inter-city bus depot be located in Cornwall, that there be seamless transfer between Cornwall Transit and inter-city bus passengers, and that the city be incor- porated in bus service from Toronto and Montreal.  More city council on Page 3

By Greg Kielec

By Marc Camoletti. translated by Beverly Cross and Francis Evans.

The city is missing the bus when it comes to inter-city transit, says a Corn- wall city councillor. Councillor Elaine MacDonald wants a provincial agency to pressure bus operators to provide better inter-city service to city residents. The move comes on the heels of news Via Rail is reducing its passenger train service to Cornwall. There is no longer a depot in Cornwall for inter-city bus service. Instead passengers are picked up at a north end truck stop, out of the reach of Cornwall Transit, MacDon- ald said.

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