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

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...

Cargo Was As Flammable As Gasoline

Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press  09.11.2013
OTTAWA - The crude oil that exploded into flame in the deadly Lac-Megantic train derailment in July was as volatile as gasoline, but was...
What I Learned This Week: When The Worst Becomes The Best

What I Learned This Week: When The Worst Becomes The Best

09. 9.2013
Sometimes the worst of times may be the best of times in disguise. I repeat the caveat: sometimes. Case in point, let's look at four very...