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Train derailment on Bath Road

A CN freight train derailed on Bath Road near Queen Mary Road just after 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Mar. 4, 2020. Four cars derailed from the rail line crossing Bath Road. No injuries have been reported, and witnesses said a train operator was seen getting off the back of the

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Employees report layoffs at Invista plant in Kingston

Invista is announcing layoffs at its Kingston plant as prolonged rail disruptions have prevented delivery of supplies, according to employees there. The exact number and duration of layoffs is unknown at this time. The Kingston plant typically employs between 550 and 600 people. Neither Invista nor the Kingston Independent Nylon

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Tyendinaga Mohawks, Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs lay out ‘path to peace’

Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller meeting with the Tyendinaga Mohawk group at the blockade just outside of Shannonville. Photo courtesy of Real Peoples Media. The Tyendinaga Mohawk people and Hereditary Chiefs of Wet’suwet’en held a conference this afternoon and have released a unified statement following their meeting today. The two

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CN, VIA Rail announce shutdown of services

Both CN and VIA Rail have announced shutdowns of services on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020 citing the blockades – particularly in Ontario – as reason for the decision. CN said it has “been forced to initiate a disciplined and progressive shutdown of its operations in Eastern Canada,” which will include

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CN forced to shut down parts of rail network, obtained injunctions

The Canadian National Railway Company (CN) has announced that it will be “forced to shut down significant parts of its Canadian network imminently” unless the blockades on its rail lines are removed. The announcement came from CN on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, and notes that the individuals blocking the lines

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