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TSB Reduces Tally of Oil Spilled by CN Freight Train in Rural Manitoba

TSB Reduces Tally of Oil Spilled by CN Freight Train in Rural Manitoba

By The Canadian Press

St-Lazare CN Derailment
Derailed rail cars near St-Lazare, Man. are shown in a handout photo from the Transportation Safety Board. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Transportation Safety Board)

WINNIPEG — Investigators have reduced their tally of how much oil spilled when a Canadian National freight train derailed last month on a western Manitoba ranch.

Earlier this month, the Transportation Safety Board said at least one million litres of petroleum crude was released Feb. 16 when 37 tanker cars went off the tracks near the small community of St. Lazare.

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Million Litres of Crude Oil Released in Manitoba Train Derailment: TSB

Million Litres of Crude Oil Released in Manitoba Train Derailment: TSB

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

St-Lazare CN Derailment
Derailed rail cars near St-Lazare, Man. are shown in a handout photo from the Transportation Safety Board. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Transportation Safety Board)

WINNIPEG — Investigators say at least one million litres of petroleum crude oil were released when a freight train derailed last month on a ranch in western Manitoba.

The update from the Transportation Safety Board on Friday was the first indication of how big the Feb. 16 spill was near the small community of St. Lazare.

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TSB Says Improved Tankers Involved in Manitoba Derailment That Spilled Crude

TSB Says Improved Tankers Involved in Manitoba Derailment That Spilled Crude

By The Canadian Press

St-Lazare CN Derailment
Derailed rail cars near St-Lazare, Man. are shown in a handout photo from the Transportation Safety Board. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Transportation Safety Board)

ST. LAZARE, Man. — Federal investigators say CN rail cars that spilled crude after derailing on farmland in western Manitoba were upgraded tankers.

The Transportation Safety Board says 37 of 110 cars went off the tracks early Saturday near St. Lazare.

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Saying Sorry: CN Apologizes to Manitoba Rancher for Oil Spill After Derailment

Saying Sorry: CN Apologizes to Manitoba Rancher for Oil Spill After Derailment

By The Canadian Press

CN St-Lazare Derailment
Excavators work at the site of a train derailment ten-kilometres south of St-Lazare, Man. on Saturday, February 16, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Michael Bell)

ST-LAZARE, Man. — A top CN executive telephoned a Manitoba rancher on Monday to apologize after one of the company’s trains derailed and spilled oil on his land.

“CN executive vice-president Sean Finn spoke directly with Mr. Jayme Corr … to discuss how best to remedy any damages stemming from the derailment and to reassure him that we will be working closely with him and his family in the coming days,” said company spokesman Jonathan Abecassis.

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Officials Still Working Out How Much Oil Leaked from Derailment in Manitoba

Officials Still Working Out How Much Oil Leaked from Derailment in Manitoba

By The Canadian Press

CN St-Lazare Derailment
Excavators work at the site of a train derailment ten-kilometres south of St-Lazare, Man. on Saturday, February 16, 2019. A train carrying oil has derailed and is leaking in western Manitoba. Canadian National Railway says in a statement that 37 cars carrying crude left the tracks early Saturday morning near St-Lazare, just east of the Saskatchewan-Manitoba boundary. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Michael Bell)

ST-LAZARE, Man. — Canadian National Railway says it doesn’t yet know how much oil leaked from a derailment in western Manitoba, but it says trains are now running on the line again.

The railway said Saturday there was “a partial leak” of crude south of St. Lazare, Man., but it was contained and none had reached a nearby river.

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CN Says Train Leaking Crude Following Derailment in Western Manitoba

CN Says Train Leaking Crude Following Derailment in Western Manitoba

By The Canadian Press

CN St-Lazare Derailment
Excavators work at the site of a train derailment ten-kilometres south of St-Lazare, Man. on Saturday February 16, 2019. A train carrying oil has derailed and is leaking in western Manitoba. Canadian National Railway says in a statement that 37 cars carrying crude left the tracks early Saturday morning near St-Lazare, just east of the Saskatchewan-Manitoba boundary. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Michael Bell)

ST-LAZARE, Man. — Canadian National Railway says a leak from a derailed train carrying oil in western Manitoba has been contained, but some pipeline supporters believe the incident highlights the risks involved in shipping oil by rail.

CN said in a statement that 37 cars carrying crude left the tracks early Saturday morning near St-Lazare, just east of the Saskatchewan-Manitoba boundary.

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Two CN Freight Trains Derail West of Winnipeg, No One Hurt: RCMP

Two CN Freight Trains Derail West of Winnipeg, No One Hurt: RCMP

By The Canadian Press

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A CN Rail train derailed east of Portage la Prairie on Thursday, January 3, 2019. The Transportation Safety Board will have investigators on scene Friday. (RCMP HANDOUT)

PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE, Man. – Canadian National Railway says two freight trains derailed west of Winnipeg.

Two locomotives and eight freight cars went off the tracks Thursday morning east of Portage la Prairie.

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Man Dies After Injury on Winnipeg Railway Track

Man Dies After Injury on Winnipeg Railway Track

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Winnipeg police are trying to piece together how a man was injured and subsequently died after an incident on a railway track north of Wilkes Avenue.

A CN Rail engineer came across the man Friday morning at around 9:30 a.m. and contacted police. The train was halted west of Shaftesbury Boulevard and officers arrived a short time later.

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