Pretty Much Nothing Stopping Another Lac-Megantic: Expert

Pretty Much Nothing Stopping Another Lac-Megantic: Expert

Peter Rakobowchuk, The Canadian Press  07. 3.2014
MONTREAL - An expert who examined the devastating train derailment in Lac-Megantic says no plans and equipment are in place to deal with...
Lac-Megantic Mayor Opens Up About Dealing With Disaster

Lac-Megantic Mayor Opens Up About Dealing With Disaster

Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press  07. 1.2014
LAC-MEGANTIC, Que. - Mayor Colette Roy Laroche put on a brave face for the world as she took charge after a deadly railway disaster struck...
Railroad Wants To Start Shipping Oil Through Lac-Megantic Again

Railroad Wants To Start Shipping Oil Through Lac-Megantic Again

David Sharp, The Associated Press  05.17.2014
PORTLAND, Maine - The company purchasing the assets of a railroad responsible for a fiery oil train derailment that claimed 47 lives in...
3 New Charges Laid In Lac Megantic Case

3 New Charges Laid In Lac Megantic Case

Rob Gillies, The Associated Press  05.12.2014
MONTREAL - Three employees of the railway company involved in last summer's runaway oil train disaster that killed 47 people are due to...
5,000 Dangerous Tank Cars Ordered Off Rails

5,000 Dangerous Tank Cars Ordered Off Rails

Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press  04.23.2014
OTTAWA - The federal government announced an aggressive — some say unrealistic — plan Wednesday to phase out within three years tens...

Feds Sued Over Lac-Megantic

Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press  02.13.2014
MONTREAL - Survivors of the Lac-Megantic disaster aim to sue Ottawa for allegedly failing to sanction North America's "most-unsafe" railway...
Railway Companies Tried To Cut Inspections Before Lac-Megantic

Railway Companies Tried To Cut Inspections Before Lac-Megantic

02. 5.2014
Canada’s major freight rail carriers attempted to reduce safety inspections on rail cars carrying dangerous goods exactly a month before...
Psst .. Want To Buy This Railroad With A Sordid Past?

Psst .. Want To Buy This Railroad With A Sordid Past?

01.21.2014
The railway company at the centre of the fatal derailment in Lac-Megantic, Que. is up for auction today. The sale of Montreal, Maine...
CN Opposed Safety Rules After Lac-Megantic

CN Opposed Safety Rules After Lac-Megantic

Jim Bronskill and Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press  01.10.2014
OTTAWA - CN Rail argued against an emergency provision — implemented after the Lac-Megantic disaster — requiring that trains loaded...
'We Shouldn't Have To Rely On Our Luck'

'We Shouldn't Have To Rely On Our Luck'

Max Paris  01. 9.2014
Federal Opposition Leader Tom Mulcair criticized previous governments for allowing rail companies to police their own safety and called...
Is This The World's Most Dangerous Oil?

Is This The World's Most Dangerous Oil?

Matthew Brown and James MacPherson, The Associated Press  01. 3.2014
BILLINGS, Mont. - Following a string of explosive accidents, federal officials say crude oil being shipped by rail from the Northern Plains...
Lac-Megantic Exec: 'I Was Also A Victim'

Lac-Megantic Exec: 'I Was Also A Victim'

Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press  12.27.2013
MONTREAL - The railway executive behind the company whose train smashed into Lac-Megantic wants people to know he's been suffering, too.Looking...

'If You're Looking For Bones..'

Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press  12.17.2013
LAC-MEGANTIC, Que. - Staring at the spot where her sister's bed once stood, all she could make out amid the ash was a nest of mattress...
Rail Safety Now 'Top Of The Agenda'

Rail Safety Now 'Top Of The Agenda'

Chinta Puxley, The Canadian Press  09.24.2013
WINNIPEG - Rail safety is expected to dominate the agenda when provincial transportation ministers meet with their federal counterpart...