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Ottawa orders trains carrying dangerous goods to reduce speed after fiery oil train crash in Saskatchewan

(Source: Canadian Press, February 6, 2020)

TORONTO — The federal government has ordered lower speed limits for all trains carrying dangerous goods on Canada’s railway lines after a train jumped the tracks in rural Saskatchewan early Thursday morning, bursting into flames and causing the evacuation of a small community. A Canadian Pacific Railway freight train carrying crude oil derailed around 6:15 a.m. near Guernsey, 115 kilometers southeast of Saskatoon. Thirty-one of 104 cars left the tracks and a dozen caught fire, the Saskatchewan Public Safety Agency said. CP said in an e-mailed statement there were no injuries and no impacts to waterways. It marked the second derailment in a matter of weeks near the tiny community of about 85 people.

Full story: Globe and Mail

Friday, February 7, 2020

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