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CN Partners with The Forks for Naming Rights to Stage and Field

CN Partners with The Forks for Naming Rights to Stage and Field

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A CN locomotive moves through Symington Yard in Winnipeg on November 10, 2012. (CN / HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG — The Forks has hopped aboard a partnership with CN for the new naming rights to its entertainment stage and field.

Now known as CN Stage and Field, the area will continue to serve as a platform for year-round public programming at the site. The venue previously held the name Scotiabank Stage after a long-time sponsorship by the bank.

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CN Investing $130M into Manitoba’s Rail Infrastructure

CN Investing $130M into Manitoba’s Rail Infrastructure

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A CN locomotive moves through Symington Yard in Winnipeg on November 10, 2012. (CN / HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG — CN Rail is spending $130 million on its rail network in Manitoba, including expanding the company’s rail yard in Winnipeg.

Local investments will add a dozen new extended tracks within its Symington Yard, the centrepiece of CN’s transcontinental network. CN says the extension will improve the efficient handling of rail cars from across Canada and the United States.

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CN Embarking on Manitoba Hiring Spree

CN Embarking on Manitoba Hiring Spree

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CN’s training campus in Transcona (TWITTER)

CN is going on a shopping spree for qualified talent to begin 2018.

The railway company aims to hire nearly 80 conductors in Manitoba in the first quarter of next year. CN is also looking for heavy duty and diesel mechanics and mechanical supervisors in Winnipeg.

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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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