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After Lac Mégantic, we thought there'd be fewer runaway trains. We were wrong

The Globe and Mail (subscription) - ‎May 30, 2016‎
After a runaway locomotive pulling 72 tankers filled with crude oil derailed in the Quebec town of Lac-Mégantic and killed 47 people, it would have been appalling for Ottawa and the railway industry not to take adequate steps to prevent another tragedy.
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L'après-Lac-Mégantic : le BST reste préoccupé

Le Huffington Post Quebec - ‎May 30, 2016‎
Trois ans après la tragédie de Lac-Mégantic, le nombre d'incidents impliquant des trains ou de l'équipement ferroviaire qui partent à la dérive a augmenté. Une situation « totalement inadmissible » dénoncée par l'Union des municipalités du Québec (UMQ ...

Pierre-Luc Dusseault à Lac-Mégantic : la voie de contournement au coeur des échanges

ICI.Radio-Canada.ca - ‎May 24, 2016‎
Le député fédéral néodémocrate de Sherbrooke, Pierre-Luc Dusseault était de passage à Lac-Mégantic, mardi, où il a rencontré les citoyens et le maire Jean-Guy Cloutier afin de discuter de sécurité ferroviaire. Le constat qu'il dresse est sans équivoque ...

Port Coquitlam to push resolutions at FCM

The Tri-City News - ‎2 hours ago‎
The latter resolution comes after the rail disaster at Lac-Mégantic, which killed 42 people and levelled more than 30 buildings.
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Independent board concerned about runaway trains

Radio Canada International - ‎May 30, 2016‎
The Transportation Safety Board is concerned the government has not done enough to curtail a sharp increase in runaway trains, reports the Globe and Mail newspaper.

Inside the Movement to Stop the Oil Industry's 'Bomb Trains'

VICE - ‎May 29, 2016‎
The most deadly oil train accident occurred in 2013 in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, when a train derailed and exploded, leveling nearly half of the city's downtown and killing 47 people.

Energy East pipeline spill could affect drinking water, experts warn

Montreal Gazette - ‎May 26, 2016‎
... not pull any punches, saying the “flushgate” in Montreal - which concerned only the discharge of waste water, not drinking water - the Saguenay flood and drinking water problems experienced in the wake of the tragedy of Lac-Mégantic would be ...
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Diverse groups join forces against oil terminal

The Columbian - ‎May 29, 2016‎
Much of the opposition has coalesced behind Stand Up To Oil, which was created shortly after the Lac-Mégantic explosion and has emerged as one of the loudest voices in the Vancouver terminal opposition.

Oil profits, pipelines and the human cost of regulatory capture

rabble.ca (blog) - ‎May 24, 2016‎
The extent to which regulatory capture, and the government's 2012 cabinet directive, contributed to the failures leading up to Lac-Mégantic is, as so much about that disaster, still unknown. The recent $460-million settlement of the class action and ...

RM of Morris Takes On Bridges, Rail Crossings And Roads

PembinaValleyOnline.com - ‎May 27, 2016‎
Groening explains that recommendations made following the Lac Megantic disaster have now filtered down to local governments and municipalities are now tasked with identifying all area crossings, their condition and how they can be improved.

Leahy Joins Legislation To Improve Safety Of Rail Transport Of Oil And Petroleum Products

vtdigger.org - ‎May 29, 2016‎
With more oil trains there have been more accidents in the U.S., as well as the tragedy that struck Lac-Mégantic Quebec less than 100 miles from Vermont.
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10 Reasons to Hate Oil Stocks

Motley Fool - ‎May 29, 2016‎
One of the most horrific was the Lac-Megantic disaster in 2013, when an unattended 74-car train carrying oil derailed and exploded, killing 47 and destroying the town's center.

The Crude Oil "Bomb Train" Story: Profits Over Safety

DeSmog (blog) - ‎May 20, 2016‎
It is a safe bet that Jim Irving hasn't been to Lac-Megantic, where almost three years ago a very profitable oil train derailed and exploded in the middle of downtown.
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'I just wanted to make sure that if he got up that I was going to tackle him right away,' Georges Laraque said of ...

CBC.ca - ‎May 22, 2016‎
A brazen midday attempt to kidnap a seven-year-old child in a Montreal park on Saturday was thwarted when family members tackled the suspect.

Calgary community concerned after train derails in Inglewood again

MetroNews Canada - ‎May 25, 2016‎
“We always see a yard full of petroleum laden cars - and images of Lac Megantic are never far from our minds,” said community member Tara O'Donovan.
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De nouveaux parcours pour le 31e Tour de Beauce

L'Éclaireur Progrès - ‎5 hours ago‎
Cycliste de Saint-Prosper qui participera au Tour de Beauce, David Drouin (gauche) pose avec Catherine Leblanc, présidente de la Corporation du Grand Prix Cycliste de Beauce, Francis Rancourt, directeur général du Tour de Beauce, et Martin Rancourt, ...

Firefighters battle four fires in one day across...

www.muskokaregion.com/ - ‎May 19, 2016‎
“I think they damn well should let us know what happened and address the issues before we end up with something similar to, God help us, what happened out west recently or in Lac-Mégantic,” he said. “We need to be sure the railways are accountable for ...

Joseph Maloney: Leap Manifesto would back 'medieval dictatorships'

The Province (blog) - ‎May 19, 2016‎
Recent events in Lac-Mégantic serve as a tragic reminder of this fact. The faulty logic with Leap is that it sets domestic policy in a global market.

Watching the Rails: One Community's Quest for Safety

Truth-Out - ‎May 22, 2016‎
The oil train explosion in Lac-Mégantic, Canada, in 2013 killed 47 people. (PHOTO COURTESY OF SÛRETÉ DU QUÉBEC)More than half the residents of Ezra Prentice live within 100 feet of the railyards.

Facts and figures about disasters that have forced large-scale evacuations

Times Colonist - ‎May 18, 2016‎
July 2013: A fiery oil-train derailment on July 6 kills 47 people in Lac-Megantic, Que., and destroys much of the downtown core.
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