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Ottawa eases speed restrictions imposed after Saskatchewan derailment

February 18, 2020 The Canadian Press

OTTAWA – Transport Minister Marc Garneau is easing speed restrictions placed on certain trains following a derailment in Saskatchewan earlier this month that spilled 1.2 million litres of crude oil and started a massive fire. Garneau says the move is

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Transportation minister orders speed restrictions after fiery derailment

February 6, 2020 The Canadian Press

GUERNSEY, Sask. – Transportation Minister Marc Garneau has announced speed restrictions on trains carrying dangerous goods after a derailment in Saskatchewan caused a dozen tankers carrying crude oil to catch fire. Garneau says the ministerial order will come into effect

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Last tanker cars to be removed from site of derailment in Saskatchewan

December 23, 2019 The Canadian Press

LANIGAN, Sask. – Canadian Pacific Railway says it expects the last of its damaged cars will be removed by the end of the week from the site of a fiery derailment in Saskatchewan. It also says in an email that

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Crews still battling fire from Saskatchewan train derailment

December 11, 2019 The Canadian Press

LANIGAN, Sask. – Saskatchewan’s public safety agency says crews are working in frigid temperatures as they continue to battle a fire that started when a freight train carrying crude oil derailed. The province says crews are taking precautions as Environment

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Train derailment sparks fire that closes highway

December 9, 2019 The Canadian Press

LANIGAN, Canada – A Canadian Pacific freight train hauling crude derailed overnight sparking a fire that forced the closure of part of a major highway south of Humboldt, Sask. A release issued by the RCMP said traffic on Highway 16

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New risk management measure mandatory for all Canadian railways

February 12, 2019 Lauren Krugel - THE CANADIAN PRESS

CALGARY – Canada’s transport minister has ordered the use of handbrakes on all trains stopped on mountain slopes following a deadly derailment earlier this week in the Rocky Mountains. Marc Garneau said in a statement late Friday that the order

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Freight train involved in fatal derailment started on its own: TSB

February 6, 2019 Lauren Krugel - THE CANADIAN PRESS

CALGARY –  A Canadian Pacific freight train parked on a frigid night in the Rocky Mountains began to move on its own before a derailment that killed three workers and sent 99 grain cars and two locomotives hurling off the

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Dozens of freight cars derail in fatal train accident

February 5, 2019 THE CANADIAN PRESS

FIELD, B.C. – A Canadian Pacific freight train fell more than 60 metres from a bridge near the Alberta-British Columbia boundary in a derailment that killed three crew members, a union representative said Monday. The westbound freight jumped the tracks

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Jury selection to begin in Lac-Mégantic train derailment trial

September 11, 2017 The Canadian Press (CPSTF)

SHERBOOKE, Que. – Jury selection is set to begin today in the trial of three men charged in the rail disaster that killed 47 people in Lac-Mégantic, Que. Three ex-railway employees – train driver Thomas Harding, railway traffic controller Richard

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Oil spill cleanup continues at derailed freight train site, CN investigating

July 4, 2017 The Associated Press

PLAINFIELD, Ill. – The effort to clean up 40,000 gallons of crude oil continues south of Chicago where a freight train derailed last week. Canadian National Railway spokesman Patrick Waldron said Monday the company is investigating the cause and circumstances

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TSB attributes Calgary freight train derailment in part to “likely” fatigue of engineer who had been awake for 23 hours

June 5, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

There is an increased risk of tired railway engineers reporting for duty if a rail operator’s “fatigue management procedures do not provide opportunities for potentially fatigued employees to remove themselves from eligibility for duty without fear of discipline,” the Transportation

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Mandatory locomotive recorder bill ‘addresses a key safety issue,’ says Transportation Safety Board

May 16, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Amendments to the federal Railway Safety Act mandating recording devices, if passed into law, could provide “essential information” to Transportation Safety Board of Canada staff investigating rail accidents and could help prevent such accidents in the future, TSB suggested Tuesday.