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Phase-out of Lac-Megantic rail car model coming months ahead of schedule

CTV News - ‎1 hour ago‎
Ottawa will retire the older DOT-111 rail tanker cars -- the ones involved in the deadly Lac-Megantic tragedy -- several months earlier than planned, The Canadian Press has learned.

Bruce Campbell: Lac-Mégantic is a failure in regulation. We're still failing.

National Observer - ‎Jul 12, 2016‎
Like millions of other people, I watched in horror what happened three years ago here in Lac-Mégantic. I suspected regulatory breakdown was responsible, and I was concerned that the official story would try to obscure the causes…as had happened in ...

Lac-Mégantic: Marc Garneau devance le retrait des wagons à risque

LaPresse.ca - ‎15 hours ago‎
Trois ans après la tragédie ferroviaire de Lac-Mégantic qui a rasé le centre-ville de cette municipalité de l'Estrie et coûté la vie à 47 personnes, le ministre fédéral des Transports, Marc Garneau, affirme que la sécurité dans les transports est sa ...
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Grève au Maxi de Lac-Mégantic

LaPresse.ca - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
Vendredi, c'est le Maxi du Carrefour Lac Mégantic qui a dû fermer ses portes pour cause de grève générale illimitée de sa soixantaine d'employés, après 10 séances de négociations infructueuses impliquant également un médiateur.. « Nous avons décidé ...

L'illumination de l'église Sainte-Agnès de Lac-Mégantic dans un concours international

ICI.Radio-Canada.ca - ‎Jul 19, 2016‎
Le projet de Lac-Mégantic est l'un des 25 projets finalistes dans la catégorie des projets majeurs. Les autres finalistes viennent de 15 pays, dont l'Allemagne, l'Australie et les Émirats arabes unis. Un seul autre projet canadien est finaliste. Il s ...

Sacramento Activists Hold Vigil to Remember 47 Killed in Lac-Mégantic

Bay Area Indymedia - ‎Jul 16, 2016‎
Forty-seven people died when a 74-car train carrying Bakken Formation crude oil derailed and destroyed a Canadian town, Lac-Mégantic in Quebec, three years ago. All but three of the 39 remaining downtown buildings are to be demolished due to ...

Transportation Safety Board reports 24 runaway trains so far this year

Toronto Star - ‎Jul 12, 2016‎
Since the Lac-Megantic train tragedy in 2013 in which 47 people were killed, the federal Transport Department has implemented several of the TSB's recommendations in order to help avoid such disasters.
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Lac-Mégantic : rien de changé après trois ans!

Droit-Inc.com - ‎Jul 12, 2016‎
... doigt Transports Canada pour avoir commis des infractions à la réglementation. Mais Transports Canada n'a pas subi de réelles conséquences, et l'auteur s'interroge donc, à l'instar de groupes de citoyens de Lac-Mégantic, sur l'impartialité d'un tel ...

Une étude de faisabilité pour un centre de formation sur la sécurité ferroviaire à Lac-Mégantic

ICI.Radio-Canada.ca - ‎Jul 14, 2016‎
Un centre de formation en sécurité industrielle et ferroviaire d'envergure pancanadienne pourrait voir le jour à Lac-Mégantic. Le centre permettrait de standardiser la formation en sécurité au niveau du transport ferroviaire et de former les premiers ...

Ottawa to phase out DOT-111 rail tank cars several months ahead of schedule

Humboldt Journal - ‎16 hours ago‎
OTTAWA - Ottawa will retire the older DOT-111 rail tanker cars - the ones involved in the deadly Lac-Megantic tragedy - several months earlier than planned, The Canadian Press has learned.

If You Want To Fight Climate Change, Don't Fight Pipelines

Huffington Post Canada - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
People like me can clean up the Kalamazoo River, but we can't do anything to restore all those lives lost in Lac Megantic. I am a pragmatist. I want to leave my kids a world where fossil fuels are not used for transportation or energy, but we are not ...
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Quebec's Gaspe Mi'kmaq seek to halt New Brunswick oil terminal in federal court

National Observer - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
The construction of the Belledune terminal would increase traffic of oil trains, like the one that derailed and exploded in Lac Megantic, Quebec on July 6, 2016. File photo by The Canadian Press. Previous story. Three Mi'kmaq communities in Quebec's ...

Railway regulations need restructuring, says Edmonton MP

CBC.ca - ‎Jul 19, 2016‎
Duncan was part of the parliamentary committee that investigated the Lac-Mégantic train disaster that killed 47 people in July 2013.
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Pipeline panel hears varying views in Kamloops on Kinder Morgan proposal

Merritt Herald - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
“The last thing we want to see in my community is the situation [Lac Megantic rail explosion] that happened in Quebec,” he said.
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Criticism down pipeline

Castanet.net - ‎Jul 19, 2016‎
“The last think we want to see is any community across Canada is what happened in Quebec,” he added, alluding to the Lac Megantic oil-by-rail disaster.” Acknowledging resistance to the pipeline project in the Lower Mainland, Menard said people in the ...

Oil Train Opponents Demonstrate in Cities Across the Country

Bay Area Indymedia - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
On July 6, activists in Sacramento held a vigil memorializing the 47 people killed in Canada in the Lac-Mégantic Disaster three years ago.
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Update: Derailment highlights worries about dangerous goods moving near neighbourhoods

Edmonton Journal - ‎Jul 17, 2016‎
Forty-seven people died in Lac-Megantic in 2013 when a train carrying crude oil derailed. Two rail companies operate in Edmonton.

Quebec sign-maker Kalitec stays one step ahead

Montreal Gazette - ‎Jul 18, 2016‎
Those new street signs in Westmount, Town of Mount Royal and in the reconstructed downtown of Lac Mégantic? Kalitec made them.

Today in Music History - July 23

mysask.com - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
In 2013, pop music legend Paul McCartney paid tribute to victims of the Lac-Megantic train disaster, as nearly 1,000 people from the community were in attendance at a concert at Quebec City's historic Plains of Abraham.

Transportation Safety Board reports 24 runaway trains so far in 2016

Thompson Citizen - ‎Jul 12, 2016‎
The locations of the incidents weren't specified. Since the Lac-Megantic train tragedy in 2013 in which 47 people were killed, the federal Transport Department has implemented several of the TSB's recommendations in order to help avoid such disasters.
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