Canada Lac Megantic

U.S. Trains Bearing Oil Told To Steer Clear Of Cities

CBC | Posted 03.19.2014 | Canada Business

U.S. transportation officials have asked rail companies that transport oil to look at bypassing major urban areas and reducing speed in areas where t...

Disaster Coming To Canada's Railways: Rubin

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Business

The rapid rise in rail shipments of oil means the odds are good Canada’s railroads will suffer more disasters like Lac-Megantic, says economist Jeff...

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

CP | Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.26.2014 | Canada Business

MONTREAL - The railway executive behind the company whose train smashed into Lac-Megantic wants people to know he's been suffering, too.Looking back a...

'If You're Looking For Bones..'

CP | Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.15.2014 | Canada Business

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 springs gnarled...

Inside The Oil-By-Rail Free-For-All That Brought Disaster To Lac-Megantic

The Globe and Mail | Posted 02.01.2014 | Canada Business

Long before disaster struck, the 5,900 residents of Lac-Mégantic had grown accustomed to the sight of large oil tankers rolling through their small, ...

6 Highlights From The AG Report

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.26.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Highlights of the report released Tuesday by auditor general Michael Ferguson:— The September 2012 recall of seven million kilograms of bee...

$95 Million For Lac-Megantic

CP | Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Politics

LAC-MEGANTIC, Que. - Ottawa and Quebec shared a rare moment of solidarity Thursday, agreeing to split the estimated $190 million price tag to decontam...

When Lac-Megantic Victims Will See Compensation

CP | Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Business

MONTREAL - Victims of last summer's deadly explosion in Lac-Megantic, Que., could begin to receive compensation by the first anniversary of the horrif...

Last Lac-Mégantic Victims May Be ID'd By Special DNA Testing

CBC | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada

The families of eight of the 47 victims of the train derailment and explosions in Lac-Mégantic, Que., are still waiting for closure, but a Thunder Ba...

Cargo Was As Flammable As Gasoline

CP | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.11.2013 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - The crude oil that exploded into flame in the deadly Lac-Megantic train derailment in July was as volatile as gasoline, but was documented as...

MM&A Gets Green Light

CBC | Posted 10.24.2013 | Canada Business

The railway company involved in the Lac-Mégantic disaster has been given the go-ahead to resume its operations in Canada until Oct. 1. Earlier this...

MM&A Railway Gets Extension

CP | Posted 10.17.2013 | Canada Business

MONTREAL - The railway at the centre of last month's Lac-Megantic train crash will be allowed to continue operations into the fall.The Canadian Transp...

Lac-Megantic Disaster Had Devastating Effect On Water, Soil: Study

CP | Melanie Marquis, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.13.2013 | Canada Business

MONTREAL - Tests conducted by an environmental group suggest last month's Lac-Megantic, Que., train disaster had a devastating impact on water quality...

MM&A Files For Bankruptcy

CP | Posted 08.08.2013 | Canada Business

UPDATE: The railroad involved in the fatal Lac-Megantic train derailment was granted creditor protection in Canada on Thursday.A Quebec Superior Court...

Lac-Mégantic Comes Together For Re-Opening Of Beloved Bar

CBC | Posted 10.03.2013 | Canada

Thousands of people gathered in Lac-Mégantic, Que., last night for the reopening of Musi-Café — a bar and restaurant that was located at the centr...

Facebook Removes 'Lac-Megantic Train Disaster Was Hilarious' Page

The Huffington Post Canada | Michael Bolen | Posted 07.30.2013 | Canada

There are is bad taste and then there is revolting taste. This was a case of the latter. A Facebook page titled "The Lac-Megantic Train Disaster Wa...

Quebec To Companies: Pay Up

CP | Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.28.2013 | Canada Business

The financial noose tightened Monday around companies connected to the deadly Quebec derailment, with a hint that the Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railw...

Memorial In Lac-Megantic

CP | Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.25.2013 | Canada

LAC-MEGANTIC, Que. - Thousands of people came together Saturday in this Quebec town, dabbing tears and clutching each other as they remembered victims...

Crews Resume Search At Blast Site

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.20.2013 | Canada

LAC-MEGANTIC, Que. - Crews in Lac-Megantic, Que. resumed the painstaking search for bodies on Sunday after a short break to bring in specialized equip...

Time Out In Lac-Megantic

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.19.2013 | Canada

LAC-MEGANTIC, Que. - Investigators and search crews in Lac-Megantic are taking a break today for the first time since a train carrying oil derailed in...

Company In Lac-Megantic Disaster Has ANOTHER Derailment

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.18.2013 | Canada Business

FARNHAM, Que. - The company involved in the Lac-Megantic disaster experienced another derailment Thursday — although this one was minor.A Montreal, ...

Train Engineer Devastated

CP | Sidhartha Banerjee, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.15.2013 | Canada Business

MONTREAL - The train engineer at the centre of the Lac-Megantic disaster investigation is emotionally "devastated" by the tragic event, his lawyer say...

Police Lift The Curtain On Devastation

CP | Benjamin Shingler, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.15.2013 | Canada

LAC-MEGANTIC, Que. - A first public glimpse of the disaster site in Lac-Megantic left stunned visitors staring Tuesday at three-storey buildings reduc...

GRIM TASK AHEAD

CP | Nelson Wyatt, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.14.2013 | Canada

MONTREAL - Forget about the glamour suggested by such TV shows as "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" and their high-tech gizmos. The most vital tools in...

'Train From Hell'

CP | Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.13.2013 | Canada Business

LAC-MEGANTIC, - Like so many kids raised near railroads, youngsters in this Quebec town would count train wagons as they rumbled by and got a kick out...