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Diesel Spill of 90 Litres in Edmonton Costs CN Rail $2.5 Million in Fines

Diesel Spill of 90 Litres in Edmonton Costs CN Rail $2.5 Million in Fines

By The Canadian Press

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A CN locomotive goes through the CN Taschereau yard in Montreal, Saturday, Nov., 28, 2009. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes)

EDMONTON – A spill of 90 litres of diesel fuel into an Edmonton storm sewer will cost Canadian National Railway more than $2.5 million in fines.

The federal government says the company has been ordered to pay up after pleading guilty to several environmental charges this week.

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Union for Workers at Canadian National Railway Reach Tentative Deal to Avert Strike

Union for Workers at Canadian National Railway Reach Tentative Deal to Avert Strike

By Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press

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A CN locomotive goes through the CN Taschereau yard in Montreal, Saturday, Nov., 28, 2009. The union representing approximately 3,000 employees at Canadian National Railway says it has reached a verbal agreement with the company, hours before the workers were in a legal strike position. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes)

he day at about 4:15 p.m. ET, after talks resumed following an overnight round of bargaining and hours before the workers were in a legal strike position.

“It’s always a good thing to avert a strike,” said Stephane Lacroix of Teamsters Canada.

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Ground Breaks on $155M Waverley Underpass Project

Ground Breaks on $155M Waverley Underpass Project

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Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman speaks during a news conference regarding the Waverley Underpass on Friday, May 5, 2017. (KATE FENSKE / CN / TWITTER)

WINNIPEG — Construction is already well underway, but the three levels of government marked Friday as the official start of the Waverley Underpass project.

Meant to ease traffic congestion in the area of Waverley Street and Taylor Avenue, the $155 million project will replace the existing CN railway crossing with an underpass.

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Waverley Underpass Going Full Steam Ahead

Waverley Underpass Going Full Steam Ahead

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Waverley Street and Taylor Avenue (GOOGLE STREET VIEW)

WINNIPEG — Days of waiting for a train at Waverley and Taylor are numbered after city council approved the $155M project on Wednesday.

The underpass in south Winnipeg will alleviate train delays at the intersection, which sees approximately 30,000 vehicles daily. A similar underpass west of the intersection has eliminated train delays at Kenaston Boulevard and Taylor Avenue.

Between 35 and 40 trains move through the intersection daily.

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Charest to Lead Task Force in Relocating Winnipeg’s Rail Lines

Charest to Lead Task Force in Relocating Winnipeg’s Rail Lines

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A CN locomotive moves in the railway yard in Dartmouth, N.S. on Monday, Feb. 23, 2015. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan)

WINNIPEG — The former premier of Quebec has been named the chair of a task force that will work to relocate rail lines outside of Winnipeg.

Jean Charest will lead the project with a provincial budget of $400,000.

“Having worked with (Premier) Greg Selinger at the national level, I know that he has what it takes to make this project happen,” Charest said.

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One Million CN Train Wheels to Be Made in Winnipeg

One Million CN Train Wheels to Be Made in Winnipeg

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CN heavy duty mechanic Nathan Hale works on a wheel at the company’s Transcona mechanical facility on Thursday, December 10, 2015. (EVAN MATTHEWS / METRO WINNIPEG)

Canadian National has signed a 10-year deal for the manufacturing of one million train wheels with Amsted Rail. The wheels will be made at Griffin Wheel Company’s Winnipeg plant for use at CN’s Transcona mechanical facility.

Griffin Wheel is one of Amsted Rail’s five wheel manufacturing plants in North America and the only one in Canada.

“CN has a long and successful partnership with Amsted Rail and its Griffin Wheel Company facility in Winnipeg,” said Gerry Weber, vice-president supply, fleet and fuel management of CN.

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Former Montreal Canadiens Battle in On-Ice Charity Game

Former Montreal Canadiens Battle in On-Ice Charity Game

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The CN Canadiens Alumni Challenge is Saturday, November 7 at the MTS Iceplex. (HANDOUT)

It’s a chance for hockey fans to see former players from the Montreal Canadiens while also helping to raise funds for a worthy cause.

The upcoming CN Canadiens Alumni Challenge is being held in Winnipeg for the first time on Saturday, November 7. For locals, the charity game will feature Mike Keane, former captain of the Manitoba Moose. The opposing lineup will include former Canadiens Steve Shutt, Stephane Richer and Chris Nilan.

“This event is our largest fundraising activity of the year and we’re happy we can drop the puck at the MTS Iceplex to support the great work these charities are doing,” said Olivier Chouc, CN vice president, law, and chairman of the board of the community fund.

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Air 1 Assists CN in Arrest of Rail Car Break-In Suspect

Air 1 Assists CN in Arrest of Rail Car Break-In Suspect

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A CN locomotive moves in the railway yard in Dartmouth, N.S. on Monday, Feb. 23, 2015. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan)

Winnipeg police were called to assist CN Rail colleagues early Thursday after a reported break and enter to a rail car.

The incident happened shortly after 1 a.m. in the area of Dugald Road and Ravenhurst Street.

Police used the Air 1 helicopter to locate the suspect and direct CN police officers to his location.

A 50-year-old Winnipeg man was arrested as a result.

— Staff

Waverley Underpass Green Lit as All Levels of Government Get on Board

Waverley Underpass Green Lit as All Levels of Government Get on Board

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Waverley Street and Taylor Avenue (GOOGLE STREET VIEW)

It’s a rite of passage being a motorist in Winnipeg — sitting in traffic waiting for the “Waverley train” to pass.

Now, all three levels of government have come together to alleviate the time spent sitting at flashing red signal lights.

The federal and provincial governments are contributing up to $91.8 million to build the Waverley underpass at the CN mainline located at the corner of Waverley Street and Taylor Avenue in the city’s booming south end.

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