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Man Struck and Killed by Train in Portage la Prairie

Man Struck and Killed by Train in Portage la Prairie

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(THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

A 27-year-old Portage la Prairie man was found deceased Saturday after being struck by a train.

RCMP responded to a report of a body being located on the rail tracks near 8th Street NW and Fisher Avenue in Portage la Prairie at around 9:10 a.m.

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Waverley Underpass to Open to Traffic on August 19

Waverley Underpass to Open to Traffic on August 19

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Construction of the Waverley Underpass continues in this October 2018 photo. (GOOGLE STREET VIEW)

After years of construction and irked motorists having to wait for trains to pass, the Waverley Underpass is set to open to traffic on August 19.

Dignitaries from all three levels of government came together Tuesday for a ceremonial ribbon-cutting at the site, located just south of Taylor Avenue and the CN tracks.

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Feds Lay Out Proposed New Rules for Voice, Video Recorders in Locomotives

Feds Lay Out Proposed New Rules for Voice, Video Recorders in Locomotives

By The Canadian Press

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Canadian National locomotives are seen in Montreal on Monday, February 23, 2015. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz)

OTTAWA — The federal Liberals have laid out their proposal for rules around voice and data recorders on locomotives, specifying when companies can use the devices to address safety concerns and how workers’ privacy will be protected.

Legislation passed by Parliament required the government to come up with regulations for the recorders, which are similar to “black boxes” on airplanes.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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