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Lac-Mégantic supports moratorium on new oil shipment line

Lac-Mégantic’s town council voted to support a Gaspé village asking for a moratorium on a project by Chaleur Terminals Inc. that would increase oil shipments from Alberta to the East Coast. 311 more words

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Rep. Larsen, D-Wash., Speaks on Rail Safety

Written by Alex Ashley

STANWOOD, WASH. — The hushed whispers of concerned citizens over cups of hot coffee were silenced Thursday night when the moderator for the evening’s deliberations got things underway, introducing a three-part symposium before a sparse crowd of about 20. 628 more words


Intra Vires (Within Our Jurisdiction)

A city bylaw can protect us from hazardous oil

By John Riddell

With thanks to the many Toronto-area ecological activists who reviewed and edited this text. 731 more words

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Transport Canada warns of 'threat' to safety at Fallowfield rail crossing

Transport Canada says there’s a threat to safety at the Fallowfield Road railway crossing, after an OC Transpo bus stopped under the crossing gate arm close to a passing Via Rail train. 375 more words

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Group wants safe rail setbacks in Montreal's urban plan

When Luba Lallouz moved to Harrow Cres. in Hampstead during the early 1980s, she would see an occasional train on the tracks behind her house. 646 more words

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Editorial: New rail safety rules are welcome, but constant vigilance is required

Note: This is a corrected version of an earlier story. Correction appended below.

More than a year after the tragedy that claimed 47 lives in Lac-Mégantic, … 619 more words


New set of rail safety rules announced in wake of Lac-Megantic report

WATCH ABOVE: There are finally some new rail safety rules after the worst rail disaster in Canadian history. But, the tragedy in Lac-Mégantic could happen somewhere else unless the new rules are tough enough and are enforced. 203 more words