Friday July 4, 2014
It's been one year since an oil tanker train derailed and exploded in the town of Lac-Mégantic, killing 47 people. Many in town are looking back on the year that was. Among them are the local firefighters who worked around the clock in the days following the derailment. Marika Wheeler spoke with some of them as they prepared for an emotional weekend, remembering those who died and the difficult work they had to do. Listen here
Categories: Lac-Mégantic, Marika Wheeler
Monday May 5, 2014
For the first time in 10 months, people were able to sign out a library book in Lac Mégantic today. The old library burned during the rail explosion last July. With thousands of documents now on hand, some people are calling the reopening of the library, the rebirth of Lac Mégantic. Rachelle spoke with Réjean Campagna, one of the volunteers who helped organize and stock shelves with books.
Categories: Lac-Mégantic, Rachelle Solomon
Wednesday December 18, 2013
For the first time in five months a loaded train rolled through Lac-Mégantic today. Much of the town's manufacturing base relies on the railway, but for some, the July 6 disaster that devastated the historic downtown is all too fresh. The CBC's Catou Mackinnon was on-site and joined Jacquie from Lac-Mégantic with her impressions.