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Canada transport minister says spate of CN Rail accidents no fluke
Ottawa | ontario |
By David Ljunggren and Randall Palmer OTTAWA (Reuters) - Three Canadian National Railway Co derailments in the same area in three weeks, two of them involving oil trains, cannot be explained away as a fluke of nature, Canada's transport minister said[...]
Mar 25, 2015 1:40pm | 3 views | source: Yahoo

Canada Transport Watchdog Wants New Tank Cars In Service Earlier
Ottawa | ontario |
OTTAWA, March 17 (Reuters) - Canada's transportation watchdog said on Tuesday that recent fiery derailments of trains hauling crude oil mean a new generation of stronger tanker wagons should be introduced ahead of schedule.[...]
Mar 22, 2015 9:22pm | 4 views | source: Yahoo

Canada transport watchdog wants new tank cars in service earlier
Ottawa | ontario |
By David Ljunggren OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada's transportation watchdog said on Tuesday that recent fiery derailments of trains hauling crude oil mean a new generation of stronger tanker wagons should be introduced ahead of schedule. The Transportatio[...]
Mar 17, 2015 12:01pm | 5 views | source: Yahoo

Investigators recover broken rails at crash site
Ottawa | ontario |
The fire at the scene of a CN freight train derailment southwest of Timmins continued to burn Tuesday as CN's environmental response team decided that due to the extreme cold and isolated location, it was okay to let the contained fire eventually bur[...]
Feb 26, 2015 01:41am | 23 views | source: Yahoo


Ottawa bus-train crash: 4 new lawsuits filed against city, driver's estate
ontario |
Four survivors of the deadly Ottawa crash between an OCTranspo bus and a Via Rail passenger train are suing the City of Ottawa, VIA Rail and the estate of bus driver Dave Woodard, who died in the collision. The lawsuits were filed Tuesday in Ontario [...]
Feb 25, 2015 4:43pm | 15 views | source: Yahoo

Stop hydraulic fracturing in Ontario now - insideottawavalley /
yarker | ontario |
Temporary workers flood the area looking for fast cash; traffic accidents increase, crime increases; drug use increases; local services, both municipal and private are strained. Fracking changes everything. Property values One effect of fracking that[...]
Mar 01, 2014 7:18pm | 1 view | source: Google / www.insideottawavalley.com/

Canada toughens oil tank car standards, wants even new ones out by 2025
Toronto | ontario |
By Randall Palmer OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada proposed tough new oil tank car standards on Wednesday and said even improved tank cars coming into service now would have to be off the rails by 2025 at the latest. The announcement comes after a rash of f[...]
Mar 11, 2015 3:33pm | 6 views | source: Yahoo

Transport Canada proposes new tank-car standards after fiery derailments
Mississauga | ontario |
After a string of derailments in the country, Ottawa announces new standards for rail cars hauling flammable goods[...]
Mar 11, 2015 6:32pm | 11 views | source: Yahoo

Canadian Nat'l says fire out at Ontario derailment site
Ottawa | ontario |
Canadian National Railway Co crews and other firefighters have put out the last of the fires at the site of a derailment in northern Ontario and the line could be open by late on Tuesday, the railway said on Monday. The train, which was carrying crud[...]
Mar 09, 2015 7:29pm | 6 views | source: Yahoo

Environment Ministry overseeing derail clean-up
Ottawa | ontario |
Scene of CN derailment north of Gogama. Photo provided by Transportation Safety Board. Ontario's Ministry of the Environment (MOE) is maintaining a strict over watch on the clean-up of the CN rail derailment that occurred northwest of Gogama last wee[...]
Feb 24, 2015 3:51pm | 11 views | source: Yahoo

Derailed Oil Train Was Within Speed Limit
Ottawa | ontario |
Derailed Oil Train Was Within Speed Limit[...]
Feb 23, 2015 12:56pm | 4 views | source: Yahoo

TSB says new standards for rail tankers inadequate
Ottawa | ontario |
The Transportation Safety Board says a preliminary assessment shows the tank cars that derailed in Gogama, Ont. on Feb.'?14 demonstrate'?the inadequacy of new standards aimed at'?preventing oil spills. "While firefighters dealt with the fire, in[...]
Feb 23, 2015 10:17am | 7 views | source: Yahoo

TSB probes further into cars in Gogama, Ont. train derailment
Ottawa | ontario |
Transportation Safety Board officials'?are starting to take their investigation into the Feb. 14 train derailment near Gogama, Ont. off-site, the agency said Monday. "While firefighters dealt with the fire, investigators from the Transportation [...]
Feb 23, 2015 10:17am | 5 views | source: Yahoo

Investigation Progress Update - Derailment and fire of Canadian National crude oil train near Gogama, Ontario
Ottawa | ontario |
The train was equipped with 2'?head-end locomotives hauling 100'?Class'?111 tank cars, 68'?loaded with Petroleum Crude Oil (UN'?1267) and 32'?loaded with Petroleum Distillates (UN'?1268). It is estimated that a total of over 1'?million litres of prod[...]
Feb 23, 2015 09:21am | 5 views | source: Yahoo

Ottawa announces railway disaster-relief fund
Ottawa | ontario |
New Safe and Accountable Rail Act aims to mitigate damages incurred by another Lac Mégantic-type derailment by imposing oil-shipping fees, mandatory insurance coverage[...]
Feb 20, 2015 10:16am | 7 views | source: Yahoo

Seriously injured Ottawa woman wants to come home
ontario |
Sarah Stott has been through multiple surgeries and unthinkable trauma since her legs were severed in a train accident in Montreal last month.[...]
Jan 27, 2015 6:14pm | 8 views | source: Yahoo

Still no decision on whether reservist will face new trial in Afghan training ... - Ottawa Citizen
trenton | ontario |
... Loyal Edmonton Regiment (4th Battalion Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry), from Edmonton, Alberta, is repatriated to Canada in a ceremony at 8 Wing Trenton in Ontario on February 15th, 2010 Cpl Baker was killed in a training accident on[...]
Jan 16, 2015 01:43am | 20 views | source: Google / Ottawa Citizen

Distraction, speed may have contributed to bus crash: TSB - Ottawa Citizen
ontario | The Queensway |
Ottawa CitizenMoments before his bus slammed into the side of a passing train, OC Transpo driver Dave Woodard's attention had seemingly been distracted, perhaps just for a moment, by a small video screen in his cabin. It showed a passenger standing o[...]
Sep 24, 2014 11:42pm | 5 views | source: Yahoo


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