Slight leak of crude oil when part of CN freight derails west

By on October 4, 2019

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Slight leak of crude oil when part of CN freight derails west of Edmonton by The Canadian Press Posted Jul 4, 2014 11:03 am MDT WHITECOURT, Alta. – Several cars in a Canadian National Railway (TSX:CNR) freight train have derailed northwest of Edmonton.Emily Hamer, a CN spokeswoman, said there were no injuries and no fire when five cars in the slow-moving train left the tracks early Friday morning, about 15 km east of the town of Whitecourt.The southbound train was heading to Edmonton.Hamer said two of the five cars were loaded with crude oil.She said response crews including emergency services and environment teams were on site.“There was a reported leakage from one of the valves from one of the tank cars,” she said. “It has been confirmed that it has been secured and there are no leaks.”Hamer said the other three cars were carrying paper and forest products.The cause of the derailment is under investigation.Brian Wynn, chief of the Whitecourt Fire Department, said the area where the derailment occurred is heavily treed and emergency crews had to use all-terrain vehicles to gain access to the site. read more

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University looking for honorary degree nominations

By on October 2, 2019

Brock University is again ready to honour those in the community or within a particular discipline who deserves to be recognized for their exceptional work.The Office of the University Secretariat is looking for worthy recipients to be considered for honorary degrees.“In awarding honorary doctorates, Brock University has the opportunity to recognize those whose significant achievements and contributions to society have made a difference, whether here in Niagara, nationally or globally,” said Senate Chair Scott Henderson. “The award is a means of honouring leaders in their fields, while reinforcing for our graduates and alumni the University’s own values and ideals, evident in the achievements of each recipient.”Honorary degrees are conferred at Spring and Fall Convocations, with the recipients delivering the Convocation address.There’s no deadline for nominations, but they’re reviewed by the Governance Committee of Senate in early spring. The committee then makes recommendations on which nominees should be placed on a list of proposed honorary degree recipients to be selected by the President.Nominations may be submitted using the form on the honorary degree section of the University Secretariat website. The site also contains the procedures and guidelines for submitting a name to be considered, including the requirement of having at least two statements of support. read more

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