Monday, September 28, 2020
ADVT 
National

Cleanup underway after derailment in B.C.

Darpan News Desk The Canadian Press, 15 Sep, 2020
  • Cleanup underway after derailment in B.C.

CN Rail says a team of contractors and environmental experts has begun removing potash from the site of a derailment involving a Canadian Pacific train near Hope, B.C.

No one was hurt when about 60 cars jumped the tracks early Monday at a CN rail bridge.

CN says potash, potassium-laden salts used in fertilizer, soap and some food products went into the creek but the spill has been contained and a vacuum truck is at the site.

A statement from the company says water monitoring is underway and containment barriers are in place on the creek.

The Transportation Safety Board said Monday its investigators were gathering information to assess what happened.

The derailment occurred along a narrow stretch of railway hemmed between rivers and mountains where CN and CP share tracks east of Vancouver.

MORE National ARTICLES

What constitutes a COVID-19 outbreak?

What constitutes a COVID-19 outbreak?

Declaring an outbreak, Morris says, signifies that something needs to be done to stop transmission quickly.

What constitutes a COVID-19 outbreak?

Asbestos reveals short list for new town name

Asbestos reveals short list for new town name

The names refer respectively to an endangered turtle, the name of the city's first asbestos mine operator, a mythical bird and a former municipality that merged with Asbestos in 1999.

Asbestos reveals short list for new town name

N.B. shooter delusional when 4 killed: lawyer

N.B. shooter delusional when 4 killed: lawyer

Crown Prosecutor Jill Knee used her opening statement to detail the events of the morning of the murders.

N.B. shooter delusional when 4 killed: lawyer

Ivanhoe reports fatalities at South Africa mine

Ivanhoe reports fatalities at South Africa mine

Ivanhoe indirectly owns 64 per cent of the mine through its subsidiary, Ivanplats, and is directing all mine development work.

Ivanhoe reports fatalities at South Africa mine

Bloc MPs isolating after staffer gets COVID-19

Bloc MPs isolating after staffer gets COVID-19

The forced isolation of all Bloc MPs underscored the risk of having even a small number of MPs physically present in the chamber.

Bloc MPs isolating after staffer gets COVID-19

Kingswood to acquire Mountain Equipment Co-op

Kingswood to acquire Mountain Equipment Co-op

Vancouver-based MEC says the transition from a co-operative structure to a subsidiary of Kingswood Capital Management is needed to ensure a stable future for the business.

Kingswood to acquire Mountain Equipment Co-op

PrevNext