Thursday Morning News – August 3

Aug 3, 2017 @ 07:56

Weather – A mix of sun and cloud. High 21. UV index 7 or high.

Lake Superior – Strong wind warning in effect.Wind light becoming northeast 10 knots this morning then increasing to northeast 15 this evening. Wind increasing to northeast 20 overnight then diminishing to north 15 Friday afternoon.

News Tidbits – On July 15th, 2017 Northern Lights Ford with Chadwic Home held an “Our Drive 4UR Community Event” at Lion’s Beach. Despite the poor weather that day, Chadwic Home held a BBQ, and Northern Lights Ford provided the test drive vehicles. Yesterday, Northern Lights Ford presented a cheque for $4020.00 to Chadwic Home representatives for this successful Drive 4UR Community Event.

The Canada Transportation Safety Board (TSB) is holding a news conference in Sudbury today to make public the details on their investigation of the March 7, 2015 derailment, when cars from a CN crude oil train left the tracks near the Makami River bridge. There was a huge blaze that burned for several days, and although there were no injuries there was significant damage to the environment which is still being remediated. The residents of Gogama have been vocal about the damage that remains.

The event will be broadcast live on http://www.ivsproductions.ca/webcast/.

This was the second derailment to happen on the CN mainline near Gogama in a three-week period. On Feb. 14, 2015 a derailment  occurred about 30 kilometres west of Gogama on a remote stretch of track. Twenty-nine tank cars were derailed, 19 of them burst and the ensuing fire was left to burn for six days. Joint-bars failed causing the derailment, and it was noted that the speed of the train (less than 40 mph, might also be a factor in extremely cold weather).

 

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